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AFIR is in effect and we are ready to support you!

The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR) has become effective as of April 13th 2024. This regulation carries implications for public and semi-public AC charging infrastructure with a power output below 50 kW. At Enovates, we’re committed to ensuring you remain compliant, and we’re pleased to introduce our solutions tailored to address these regulatory requirements.

Key obligations under AFIR for charging stations below 50 kW:

  • Operators of publicly accessible charging stations deployed from 13 April onward must enable end-users to recharge their vehicles on an ad hoc basis.
  • Operators of such charging stations are mandated to make information on ad hoc pricing readily available at the stations they operate.

To assist our clients in fulfilling these obligations, Enovates has developed three innovative solutions:

1. NFC dynamic payment link transfer via RFID reader

The CSMS sends a payment link to charging station via OCPP, Utilizing the RFID reader of the charging station, this payment link is then transmitted to the user’s smartphone via NFC technology, enabling hassle-free ad hoc charging. This solution will become available through software update and can be rolled out retro-active on already installed products to establish a uniform solution for all operational products.

2. Dynamic QR code via additional user interface

With the integration of an additional user interface, featuring a screen to display pricing information and a dynamic QR code to initiate ad hoc transactions.
Through OCPP, pricing details and payment URLs are relayed to the charging station, ensuring transparency and convenience for users.

3. Integrated payment terminal

Featuring a cutting edge payment terminal, to empower users to initiate ad hoc transactions using various payment methods directly at the charging station. Moreover, in this setup, initiating a charging session on the additional station within the charging island is feasible from the master station. Direct integration between CSMS and payment provider is required.