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Webasto Live Is Compatible With Energy Management Systems

Stockdorf/Munich – February 10, 2020 – The intelligent Webasto Live charging station can be integrated into a range of energy management systems (EMS). From February 11 to 13, 2020, at E-world in Essen (booth 5-330), systems supplier Webasto will for the first time be demonstrating how easily the charging station for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids can be integrated into both existing and planned EMS.

Thanks to its Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and Modbus/TCP communication interfaces the Webasto Live can be flexibly integrated into both commercial and private EMS. To enable this, EMS providers are required to establish a corresponding interface with their systems. From April 2020, the Webasto charging station will be compatible with—for instance—the Kiwigrid EMS, which uses the forward-compatible OCPP interface and is particularly suited to the integration of charging stations.

"In Kiwigrid we are pleased to have acquired an innovative provider of energy management systems as a partner. Together, we will be able to continue developing flexible solutions to link the energy supply and mobility sectors", comments Karl Kolmsee, Director Product Portfolio Management Charging at Webasto.

If the customer wishes to integrate one or more charging stations into an energy management system, an electrical fitter can link them with just a few clicks in the configuration settings. From April, Webasto Live will also be capable of communicating with EMS from other providers; for example beegy, smart1 solutions and TQ-Automation. Webasto customers that have already installed a Webasto Live charging station can use the link following a firmware update.

The Webasto Live also facilitates flexible networking via the mobile network and can be controlled using the Webasto LiveApp or through the Webasto Charging Portal. Multiple charging stations can be linked together via network interfaces such as LAN and WLAN, thereby allowing dynamic load management. The charging station moreover offers authentication via RFID or smartphone and supports the cutting-edge Plug & Charge (ISO 15118) method of authentication.

At E-world, Webasto is also exhibiting the Webasto Pure charging station, which was rated "very good" by the ADAC in August 2019, and a 4.5-meter-long Type 2 Mode 3 charging cable for using public charging stations when traveling.

The Webasto Standard Battery System, which is designed for a variety of vehicle segments, is also on display. The use of standardized battery modules makes the system individually configurable and extremely cost-efficient.

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About Webasto

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. The company’s product portfolio comprises a broad range of roof and heating systems for every type of vehicle and all drive types as well as battery systems and charging solutions. Moreover, Webasto has a strong position in the aftermarket providing dealers and end customers with customized solutions and services relating to thermo management and electromobility. In 2019 the company generated sales of around 3.7 billion euros and had almost 14,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany).