Names Definitions

Charging Station

The unit where an electric vehicle is charged. A Charging Station consists of one or more charging spots (EVSE).

CS

Acronym for Charging Station

Charge Point

The Charge Point is the physical system where an electric vehicle can be charged. A Charge Point will have one or more connectors.

Connector

The term “Connector”, as used in OCPP specification, refers to an independently operated and managed electrical outlet on a Charge Point. This usually corresponds to a single physical connector, but in some cases, a single outlet may have multiple physical socket types and/or tethered cable/connector arrangements.

CDR

CDR: Charging Detail Records are the charging transaction detail that is produced after every charging process.

CPO (Operator)

Charge Point Operator: Mobility partner who operates the charging infrastructure. They are sometimes called CSO (Charging Station Operators too).

It is also called Charging Station Reseller (CSR).

Site Owner

Site Owner: Site owner are the owner of all charging stations.

EMP (Provider)

Electric Mobility (eMobility) Provider: Mobility partner who provides eMobility services to customers.

CPMS

Charge Point Management System is the name of the Central System or back office controlling the Charging Points.

EVCO

Electric Vehicle Contract: Contract between an EMP and a customer.

EVCOID

Electric Vehicle Contract Identifier

EVSE

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment: EVSE is a synonym of Charging Point. EVSEID Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Identifier.

EVSEID

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Identifier. An EVSEID identifies a Charging Point.

OCPP

Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) is an application protocol for communication between EV Charging Stations and a central management system, also known as a Charging Station network.

ERP

ERP is the acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning

EV market players

EV market players represent all market players: Driver, EMP, eRoaming, CSO, Site owner and charging stations.

M2M

Machine to Machine are specific SIM cards used for data exchange between two machines. We do use these cards between Central System and Charging Stations.