Open charging network

Enabling the electric vehicle charging community to offer a seamless, smart and green charging experience

Collaboration between players of the Electric Vehicle charging value chain, like Charge Point Operators (CPOs) and eMobility Service Providers (eMSPs), is highly important for the adoption of Electric Vehicles. However, digital connectivity to enable collaboration is either not provided yet or is dependent on centralized gatekeeper platforms. Thereby created single point-of-failures, lock-in effects and the lack of collaboration lead to high costs of charging, inefficient and insecure operational systems and hindered innovation potential. The resulting charging experience and processes are frustrating for every party involved. 


Together with partners from all over the world the Share&Charge Foundation is developing a decentralized, digital and open charging network for a seamless, smart and green charging experience. It combines the advantages of roaming hubs and Peer2Peer standards, resulting in a resilient network, higher efficiency and extensive growth in innovation and collaboration.


The Open Charging Network is a decentralized, digital and open network for various use-cases in the space of EV charging. Every EV charging player is invited to run an Open Charging Network Client (OCN Client) to create a decentralized messaging system for authorization, communication and data sharing. It is based on the newest EV charging protocol OCPI, distributed messaging technology, distributed hash tables and distributed ledger technology. The EV charging community is building commercial application on top of it and everybody is invited to contribute: Open Source Repositories


Join our open testing

Charge Point Operators that are Partners of the Share&Charge Foundation are invited to test the Open Charging Network. The general public is invited to join the Open Testing in the beginning of September. 

You can pre-register with your email here.

E-Mobility Service Providers are invited to test the Open Charging Network in September 2019.

You can pre-register with your email here.

featured products on top of the open charging network

easy connect

Open Testing with Share&Charge Partners

Green charging

Pilot Testing Ongoing


Coming Soon

More products to be announced