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Leverage EV Charging At Gas Stations For New Revenue Streams

Count on has·to·be gmbh as your partner for building a scalable, reliable EV Charging infrastructure across Europe.

Leverage EV Charging at Gas Stations with be.ENERGISED backend software

be.ENERGISED Key Benefits:

Icon für verwaltete Ladepunkte Handel Effective operations across 45+ countries

Icon für Ladevorgänge pro Monat im Handel Access to 250,000+ charge points in Europe

Icon für zusätzliche Verweildauer pro LadevorgangProfit increases of up to 40% through energy cost savings

Grow And Diversify Your Business With An End-To-End EV Charging Solution Built With Global Scalability In Mind

The rise of the electric vehicle is changing the mobility world at a rapid pace – and that means the oil & gas industry has to gear up for a rapid transformation too. Being able to meet the high demand for climate-neutral mobility, gas station networks of the future will offer charging stations instead of petrol pumps. The head organization of the European environmental association's Transport & Environment (T&E) is certain that around 13 million electric cars will be on Europe's roads in 2025 and 44 million in 2050. Public charging will move from an anonymous transaction to a long-term relationship with full customer data ownership.

EV public charging and EV fleet charging software

Opening Up New Business Areas

As the most advanced EV Charging platform, be.ENERGISED provides not only an end-to-end solution for EV public charging and EV fleet charging but for home and workplace charging too. The customizable platform ensures easy, reliable infrastructure operation on a large scale creates synergies with other businesses , and offers 24/7 support services.

Four Key Benefits That Make The Difference For You:

Operate A Reliable, International EV Charging Infrastructure With Ease

Manage large-scale, international infrastructures using a simple platform that also takes care of legal and regulatory compliance.

Secure Customer Ownership And Increase Gas Station Shop Revenues 

Customize your EV Charging services and integrate them into your marketing activities by connecting them to your loyalty programs and ERP systems. Increased customer loyalty and free access to new customers through our network will grow revenues at gas station shops.

Provide Seamless EV Charging Throughout Europe

 

Offer your fleet customers the best EV Charging with white label services such as an eDriver app, automated billing, and a 24/7 hotline. From initial infrastructure access to final payment, be.ENERGISED offers a complete solution – as well as access to Europe’s largest roaming network with over 250,000 charge points.

Secure Your Share Of The EV Charging Boom With The Fastest Go-To-Market Solution

Take advantage of ready-to-go solutions for fast monetization and short time-to-market. With over 10 years of experience in EV Charging implementations, our team can provide guidance on both business models and process design. The platform adapts to your individual business strategy and grows with your requirements.

In our eyes, has·to·be gmbh provides the right product because it is flexible and modular. We can add further modules to it at any time. It is so reliable, and the team is very customer-oriented. That was the perfect mix for us.

Alexander Junge
Electrification Director Aral Germany
Aral is implementing 500 ultra-fast charging points at Aral sites by the end of 2021

About Aral

With around 2,400 service stations, Aral is No. 1 in Germany and the European market's leading service station. The quality supplier of fuels and lubricants has been based in Bochum since 1898. They invented the world's first super fuel in 1924, composed of aromatics and aliphatics, hence the company name 'Aral'. Aral has been bp's gas station brand in Germany since 2002.

Why Choose be.ENERGISED For Petrol Company Applications?

be.ENERGISED is hardware neutral

Scalable, Reliable EV Charging Operations

The software offers all the functions you need to easily manage your infrastructure, as well as guarantee your customer's maximum charging station uptime and 24/7 support.

Smart energy management

Automated, Crossborder Billing & Accounting

Management of large-scale, international infrastructures whilst taking care of financial, legal, and regulatory compliance. be.ENERGISED handles sales tax requirements on a Europe-wide basis – in multiple currencies and languages. These automated accounting processes save you both time and effort.

Hardware agnostic platform

Hardware Agnostic Platform

be.ENERGISED uses the OCPP protocol and is compatible with all relevant EV Charging station models. This enables regular and fast OTA updates for your infrastructure (eg. upgrading to rapid- or hyper-charging), thus minimizing downtimes.

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EV Charging for the Oil & Gas Sector: FAQ

Should we hold off on installing EV Charging infrastructure at our gas stations, as electricity could in the future be replaced by other energy sources such as hydrogen?

It’s no longer a question of whether EVs are coming, but rather how fast they will dominate the market. The total number of charge points in Europe is estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 31.1% from 1.3 million in 2019 to 5.2 million by 2024. The EU predicts that there will be 13 million zero and low-emission vehicles by 2025.

It is likely that diesel and petrol will be needed for years to come. Hydrogen will continue to power big industrial processes and long-distance heavy-duty vehicles, while new liquified energy sources are being developed for other means of transportation. However, it is now widely accepted that EVs will shape the future of passenger vehicles and vans. Keep in mind that around 90% of domestic transport consists of trips shorter than 150 kilometers, meaning that even today’s majority of transit (and thus a vast market share) can be handled electrically.

Market research indicates that the last window of opportunity to enter the EV Charging market in Europe is in the next three years. By 2024–2026, a small number of exceptionally large players will monopolize this sector, making the market much harder to penetrate. Those considering market entry are advised not to hesitate, but also to carefully consider business strategies. Our EV experts are available for a free consultation if you would like to discuss how to get started. Please get in touch with us.

Better hardware is being developed all the time. Should we wait until the technology is more advanced before investing in expensive infrastructure?

Over the years, charging stations have advanced significantly from non-connected hardware to smart devices using connectivity technologies such as Wi-Fi, GPRS and 4G, which allow remote monitoring, repairs, white label billing and more. Car manufacturers and governments have reduced connection options to just two – Type 1 sockets for Japan and North America and Type 2 for Europe. The infrastructure installed today is robust and has the capacity to be in use for the next thirty to forty years. But while there is a range of hardware products flooding the market, waiting for the best is not a winning strategy in this business climate. Some truly excellent devices, many certified by us, already exist. We would be happy to recommend one suitable for your business needs.

It is, however, just as important to focus on hardware-neutral and scalable software solutions. This ensures that your business can keep up with the speed of technological development and adapt to regulations as governments race to catch up and implement consumer protection. Such software solutions have already proven their ability to evolve with industry standardization and changing trends in transport and logistics.

The team at has·to·be gmbh has a wealth of industry knowledge and connections. We can quickly connect you with hardware and solutions partners well-positioned to advise you on the best options for your business. Please get in touch with us.

Charging infrastructure is costly. How can gas stations afford a market entry?

Significant support from governments is helping Oil & Gas companies incorporate EV Charging at fuel stations. For example, German gas stations are required by law to offer EV Charging and are provided with subsidies of up to €30,000 for the installation of charging infrastructure. Similarly, several banks and energy utility companies are offering low-interest loans. It’s worth doing your research to better understand the incentives currently available in your local area.

Read more in our white paper, which is available in German and English.

Electricity is relatively cheap for the driving force that it provides. Is it possible to make a profit from selling electricity at fuel stations?

Yes! Making the successful transition from gas stations to service-oriented mobility hubs can be both profitable and straightforward. Fuel retailers are in an excellent position to profit from providing EV Charging services at their gas stations. Thanks to extended ‘refueling’ time, they’re finding new ways to capture revenues from customers making purchases while waiting for their vehicles to charge – similar to the business model most Oil & Gas companies have been using for years. The transition is further enabled by fuel retailers’ existing customer-facing infrastructure. Many fuel distributors provide branded credit cards, billing, apps, and other special offers, all of which can be easily integrated using interoperable charging infrastructure software.

For more information, please schedule a free consultation with one of our in-house experts. Please get in touch with us.

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