The Climate Agency of Oslo has selected the Czech company ChargeUp to supply a control system for the city’s charging network. ChargeUp will remotely manage and monitor more than 2,300 public charging points in Oslo and all future charging stations.
The company expects Olso to increase the number of charge points by 200 per year until 2031, which is also the length of the contract – provided both sites are satisfied.
ChargeUp’s CPO software will replace another charging station management solution in Oslo starting this summer. The cloud-based software service (SaaS) can integrate any third-party apps.
The rollout follows ChargeUp winning a tender issued by Oslo, and the Environmental agency stated they considered the CPO software a modern and functional solution ready for immediate use, with a clear user interface. “It will give us a complete overview of the charging process and allow us to operate the stations remotely. The supplier has also attached a detailed project plan and implementation plan. We consider the team assigned to the project as qualified, with relevant experience from similar projects,” the Oslo Environment Agency said when announcing the tender result.
Daniel Ševčík, CEO of ChargeUp, added, winning the tender was a “great achievement” since Oslo is considered the world’s capital of electromobility – “nowhere else are there so many electric cars and such a high density of charging infrastructure,” he said. Moreover, ChargeUp beat the biggest European and global players in the tender process. “The robustness, scalability and functionality of our solution were the decisive criteria,” said Ševčík.
While the company appears like a relative newcomer and is listed as a European Unicorn business, the ChargeUp website references an impressive list of clients, including Stellantis, VW, DPD, TotalEnergies or Göteborg Energi.
As for Oslo, public transport, including trams, buses and boats, will transition to fully electric in the Norwegian capital by the end of this year. By 2030, Oslo aims to be the world’s first emission-free city.