by Future Transport-News
21 Oct 2020
Suppliers Digital Charging Solutions
“Lexus Charging Network” Launched: Digital Charging Solutions GmbH and Lexus Europe Unveil New Charging Service
This new “Lexus Charging Network”, jointly developed by Digital Charging Solutions GmbH (DCS) and Lexus Europe, provides a convenient and reliable charging solution, allowing Lexus drivers to easily and internationally find and use a large variety of charge points.
By using “Lexus Charging Network”, Lexus car owners will benefit from cross-border charging while only requiring one single RFID-card and one contract for all participating charge point operators. Payment is then made via a single monthly invoice. At launch, the “Lexus Charging Network” is available in eight countries (Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy) and will be further expanded in the near future. Today, drivers of an electric Lexus model already have access to more than 85,000 charge points.
With quality assured POI data, DCS is bringing in Europe’s largest charging network into the collaboration with Lexus, as well as the vision of increasing the acceptance and spread of electric mobility worldwide.
“By combining Lexus' strong vision and knowledge in the field of electric vehicles with our expertise in developing digital charging solutions, we optimise communication between the vehicle, charging stations and driver to the advantage of the user. Our common aim is to offer an easy-to-use service making charging in many European countries more convenient for Lexus customers This service is especially important now with the growing number of electric vehicles and increasing demand for charging.”
The “Lexus Charging Network” includes a website provided by DCS, that brings together product information, tariffs, the charging network map, as well as account and contract management in one place. The integrated Station Finder enables users of the service to easily find charging stations according to their requirements. The convenient filter functionality allows, for example, a targeted search for fast charging stations or filtering by plug type. Thanks to the dynamic status display, customers can inform themselves about the occupancy status of the respective charging stations. Furthermore, users can find information on the charging costs via the website. Since all charging actives are listed at a glance, the service ensures full transparency.
The corresponding app is provided by Lexus. “Lexus Link” assists the user to rapidly find charging stations in the Lexus Charging Network and to identify themselves to start the charging process. With the function “Driving Analytics” it is possible to evaluate driven routes. In addition, the app gives access to information such as the current battery charge level, range and the time remaining until the battery is fully charged. Warning messages or problems during the charging process are also displayed within the app.
This article was originally published by Digital Charging Solutions GmbH.
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