The eRoaming platform Hubject GmbH, which is a joint venture between BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, innogy and Siemens has just been joined by Europe’s largest car maker, the Volkswagen Group (as shareholder).
Hubject was founded in 2012 by BMW, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, innogy and Siemens and provides EV drivers with easy access to charging stations as well as payment solutions. Almost 40,000 charge points on three continents are already available on this platform.
Thomas Sedran, Head of Group Strategy at Volkswagen AG said “We have set our sights on becoming a globally leading provider in the field of sustainable mobility. With our investment in Hubject we are supporting the digital transformation and making an important contribution to the transition to the era of e-mobility”.
In 2013, Hubject launched ‘intercharge’, a cross-provider and cross-border solution for charging electric vehicles through its own eRoaming platform in order to interconnect isolated solutions of the charging infrastructure. By investing in the eRoaming market leader Hubject, the Volkswagen Group is emphasizing its commitment to making e-mobility available to the mass-market and to systematically expanding the infrastructure.
Thomas Daiber, CEO of Hubject GmbH was quoted as saying “Charging must become more customer-friendly if electric cars are to make the breakthrough and catch on quicker. Together with our new shareholder we will be working at top speed to push forward with interconnecting the charging infrastructure.”