Mer to power the European shift towards sustainable electric mobility
Together with Driivz, the leading end-to-end EV charging and smart energy management software platform, Mer will standardize on Driivz for all electric vehicle charging infrastructure operations.
Mer's ambition was early set our: to become the best and most customer-obsessed EV charging company. Following acquisitions and consolidation of EV charging networks around Europe, a need to centrally manage a diverse range of systems, equipment, country-specific standards (e.g.: Eichrecht) and transaction interfaces, arose.
To address those needs and more efficiently manage the entire charging portfolio, Mer needed a single system that could run all business transactions and operations across Europe. The answer was the leading end-to-end EV charging and smart energy management software platform Driivz. The Driivz platform will help Mer to diversify the business while reducing TCO, streamlining front- and back-office operations and ensuring smart energy management.
Key requirements included support for functionalities specific to certain markets such as Germany and the UK, cross-border charging, energy management and billing, and the capability to integrate with Mer’s other existing advanced solutions. Other important factors were a modular architecture that provides the flexibility to use different elements of the platform based on each region’s situation.
After a long evaluation process confirmed its capabilities, Mer selected Driivz as the industry’s most scalable, complete and mature EV charging management platform. The solution also provides multicurrency, multilanguage support with full internal roaming within Europe on standards-compliant networks. Self-healing capability ensures high levels of uptime at charging points and operational excellence.
“We wanted a future-proof, international EV charging solution that could serve our entire business areas,” says Camilla Moe, CTO at Mer. “After exhaustive evaluations and successful integrations and months of live use in Germany and the UK, we decided to move all our operations to the Driivz platform with a rollout across all regions. An optimized EV charging network across Europe is essential to achieving our mission to make the shift to sustainable e-mobility easy and accessible to European EV drivers, by offering innovative solutions and customer experiences.”
“Mer’s vision of linking EV charging to renewable energy sources is perfectly aligned with our own goals of helping create a more sustainable future and reduce CO2 emissions while providing their customers with a reliable, advanced, easy and convenient EV charging experience," says Doron Frenkel, founder and CEO at Driivz.
About Mer Mer is a European EV charging company owned by Statkraft – Europe’s largest renewable energy provider, with a clear ambition to become the best and most customer-oriented charging company.
Through Mer’s extensive experience with both renewable energy and electric mobility, Mer is combining the best of both worlds to power the shift towards electric mobility.
Mer’s mission is to make sustainable electric mobility easy and accessible for everyone. The company is present in Norway, Sweden, UK and Germany, and operates in both public charging networks and charging solutions for private homes, businesses, fleets and local authorities.
About Driivz Driivz is the leading global software supplier to EV operators and service providers, accelerating the plug-in EV industry's dynamic and continuous transformation. The company's intelligent, cloud-based platform spans EV charging operations, energy management, advanced billing capabilities and driver self-service tools. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Driivz's team of EV experts serve customers across 28 countries, including global industry players such as Volvo Group, EVgo, Gilbarco Veeder-Root, ElaadNL, ESB, and Centrica. Driivz's platform manages tens of thousands of EV chargers in North America, Europe, and APAC, used by more than 800,000 EV drivers. For more information, please visit http://www.driivz.com.