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CASE STUDY: OBE Power

Driivz Empowers OBE Power to Grow its EV Charging Network

CLIENT

OBE Power

SECTOR

Electric Vehicle Charging as a Service solution provider

SOLUTIONS

-EV Charging Operations Management

-EV Charging Billing

-Smart Energy Management

-Driver Self-Service Tool

– Analytics Tool

BUSINESS IMPACT

Accelerated EV charging network growth in the U.S., to reach more than 85,000 charging stations nationwide and a monthly growth rate of 15% in new activations

– Streamlines payments across borders with support for multiple currencies and languages

– Reduces TCO by maximizing network uptime and energy cost optimization

– Increases driver satisfaction and competitive advantage

Overview

OBE Power owns and operates an integrated ecosystem of electric vehicle services for site hosts, EV drivers and related stakeholders across the southern region of the U.S., including a leading private network of smart, distributed electric vehicle chargers. Based in Miami, the company provides a smart EV charging solutions where EV drivers live, work and play.

OBE Power provides an owner-operated Electric Vehicle Charging-as-a-Service (EVCaaS) business model for host customers and charge point operators (CPOs), that enables cross-platform integration, fleet operations and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) connectivity. OBE Power’s offering is at no upfront cost to host customers, while providing conveniently located charging locations for their hosts’ residents, tenants, employees, fleet managers and customers. OBE Power is dedicated to the mission of satisfying EV drivers’ evolving charging needs by providing a seamless EV charging solution. Ultimately, the company is building a virtual distributed power plant based on EV batteries and charging assets.

Company Challenges

When OBE Power first started their EV charging network, they faced many challenges in their transition to eMobility.

“One of our biggest challenges was the need to combine hardware and technology from different vendors and to integrate various software and data points,” said Alejandro Burgana, OBE Power co-founder and managing director. “It was a logistical nightmare, and our first experience trying to develop our own technology platform failed.”

“Our charging stations are deployed at highly convenient, urban locations where people live, work, play and learn. Access to a conveniently located and reliable charging network is one of the most important challenges we needed to overcome,” he said.

To overcome these obstacles, OBE Power required a single, end-to-end EV charging and smart energy management solution. The company needed to strengthen its EV charging operational capacity, deliver greater flexibility in its products and service offerings, and scale its EV charging infrastructure. They needed a solution that’s scalable in every aspect of their business.

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Solution

OBE Power’s search for a solution to empower their eMobility transformation led them to Driivz.

“We decided to partner with a global company that has the experience and proven track record of developing EV charging management solutions for customers around the globe. This is one of the many reasons we chose Driivz,” said Alejandro. “Driivz’s proven, end-to-end EV charging and energy management solution met all of our business needs and exceeded our expectations – on time and on budget.”

Driivz’s robust, scalable solution empowered OBE Power with the operational excellence they need to provide their customers with an exceptional EV charging experience, while cutting costs and improving efficiency.

The implemented solution includes real-time monitoring and operational management of chargers along with a self-healing capability that enables remote and proactive issue resolution. The solution features an EV driver app that empowers drivers with a seamless EV charging experience. In addition, Driivz’s smart energy management module optimizes electricity consumption and minimizes costs, a capability that’s particularly critical to OBE Power, given its focus on urban centers.

Driivz’s end-to-end solution provides a seamless experience to both OBE Power and its EV drivers, with exceptional control, visibility and business analytics capabilities. OBE Power plans to leverage Driivz’s EV fleet management solution, as well as its support for Vehicle-to-Grid technology, which is a smart charging functionality that enables bi-directional charging between EVs and the power grid.

“Driivz’s solution empowers us to move to the forefront of the industry and gain a competitive edge.”

Luis Paul,

OBE Power’s co-founder and managing director.

Results

“Driivz gave us the tools and scalability to accelerate our growth and gain global reach,” said Luis Paul, OBE Power’s co-founder and managing director. “Driivz’s solution empowers us to move to the forefront of the industry and gain a competitive edge. Driivz’s business ethics, teamwork and collaboration were key elements to help us achieve our vision.”

OBE Power’s achieved business results:

  • Supports business growth in the southern region of the U.S., to reach more than 85,000 charging stations and a monthly growth rate of 15% in new activations
  • Streamlines payments across borders with multiple currencies and languages
  • Reduces TCO by maximizing network uptime and energy cost optimization
  • Increases driver satisfaction and competitive advantage

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