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Energy operator Ladeklar entering into the boosting EV charging market

Feb 20, 2021 10:05:55 AM

Norway´s latest electrical disruptor by Hafslund ECO – Ladeklar, is one of the fastest-growing charging services in Norway, leading ahead for the national electric revolution. Together with SmartCharge, they have signed over 10 000 parking spots in just 18 months with their 'charging as a service' model.

CEO Tom Orvei from Meshcrafts (left) and CEO Stian Bjørhei from Ladeklar

Picture: CEO Tom Orvei from Meshcrafts (left) and CEO Stian Bjørhei from Ladeklar

– We believe that tomorrow's society needs to be fully electrical. One of the key elements of this vision is to eliminate fossil fuels in transportation. And therefore, we started Ladeklar. We are actually more like an investment company that makes sure to accelerate the transition from gas to electricity says Stian Bjørhei, Ladeklars charging expert.

Together with SmartCharge, Ladeklar offers all their customers to get a full overview of the charging box that is distributed from Ladeklar, as well as manage the box.

– It is key for us that all our customers have full control of their charging. In fact, we made it our mantra to make charging as easy as possible, because we believe simplicity will speed up people's adaptation to electrical. The SmartCharge system plays a key role on delivering this mantra, , finishes Bjørhei from Ladeklar.

Ladeklar uses the E-mobility Suite version of SmartCharge, which enables energy network owners and power providers to take advantage of SmartCharge technology. For the end-user, it makes no different. The technology is the same, but the branding and offering is by Ladeklar to the market.

– Our technology is made flexible. And in close collaboration with Ladeklar we are reaching out to a fast-growing market with a much-needed support for a sustainable EV charging infrastructure, says Tom Orvei, CEO in Meshcrafts. Together, we will manage thousands of different EV chargers making charging smart, safe and simple for all of Ladeklar’s customers, finishes Orvei.

Certified and future-proof platform

SmartCharge is the only Charging Station Management System (CSMS) in the Nordics that is OCPP 1.6 fully certified by the Open Charge Alliance, making it a solid, futureproof choice. Being a software that 100% support the industry standard called Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), guarantees it is possible to connect SmartCharge with any Charging Station, regardless of the vendor.

- With the support of SmartCharge, we are committed to offer our customers EV charging products that will continue to innovate and expand according to the continuous transformation taking place in the EV industry, summarizes Bjørhei from Ladeklar.

About Ladeklar
Ladeklar takes the investment and builds state-of-the-art charging stations for housing associations.
This means that high-cost investments which the resident normally must cover is now covered by Ladeklar. When this is in place, only those who needs charging box will rent this from Ladeklar.

About Meshcrafts AS
Meshcrafts with the product SmartCharge, is a software supplier to EV operators and service providers, accelerating the plug-in EV industry’s dynamic and continuous transformation. Built on certified and open industry standards, our intelligent, cloud-based platform spans EV operations, energy management, extensive billing capabilities, home, public and workplace charging.

Based in Oslo, Norway, Meshcrafts’s passionate team of energy experts and engineers serve customers currently in 5 countries and growing fast. Developing the leading-edge solutions to customers who need to make the transition to electric mobility. We provide our solutions to network operators and providers with a scalable, hardware-agnostic platform, generating profits for the largest charging networks and new market entrants. Today, SmartCharge manages thousands of EV chargers, which are used by more than 50,000 EV drivers monthly.

The customer list includes strong brands such as Ladeklar, Wennstrom, Datek and Bravida.

Tom Orvei – CEO, Meshcrafts AS
P: +47 480 70 454

Tom Orvei

Written by Tom Orvei

Tom is CEO in Meshcarfts, and a seasoned executive with many years of strategic and operational experience. His broad industry experience comes from transportation, tourism, IT software, communications and marketing.