In October 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission issued Guidelines for the Development of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (2015-2020) together with the National Energy Administration, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. According to the Guidelines, over 12,000 concentrated charging stations and over 4,800,000 distributed charging pileswill be newly constructed by 2020 to meet the charging demand of 5,000,000 electric vehicles (EVs) across the nation.
Why Connect Charging Station to Internet?
Thousands of charging piles are scatteredeverywhere. To ensure good user experience and operation efficiency, these charging piles must support navigation, status query, appointment, and billingthrough a network and charging service platform.
Requirements for Connecting Charging Piles to Internet
1、Easy to install and support secondary development and different network standards.
2、Industrial-grade products because the charging piles usually are located in adverse circumstance.
3、Wired/wireless connection backup or dual-SIM backup for key charging piles.
4、Centralized remote monitoring and management.
Based on the technical competence in IoT communications and success in electric power industry, Neoway launched the charging pile connection solution to these pain points.
The control board of the charging pile is connected to Neoway communication module, which can help to set up a communication channel between the charging pile and the management center by using 4G or 3G networks.
1、The management center can monitor the running status of remote charging piles, including voltages, currents, capacities, and power.
2、The management center monitors the alarms from the charging piles to locate faults for in-time maintenance.
3、Neoway device management and connection platform is installed at the management center and help customers to monitor
4、communication channel status, traffic used, and signal coverage onsite and allows configure and remotely upgrade devices in batch.
Neoway N720 supports all network standards in China and has been used in charging piles in many provinces. By September 2016, N720 had ranked top 1 M2M module that supports all local networks.