Easy charging with the reev App for drivers


Easy Engineering: A brief description of the company and its activities.

REEV: We are international eMobility experts. We believe in the synergy of sustainable mobility and renewable energy supply. Our mission is to give everyone he opportunity to shape the future of eMobility themselves and actively contribute to the mobility transformation. To this end, we provide an individual transparent and fully automated charging solution for electric vehicles.

With the reev cloud charging software we have realized more than 1,000 international eMobility projects yet. Hereby:

  • 3m tons CO2 were saved;
  • 2m litres of fuel were saved;
  • 5m kWh electricity was delivered;
  • 26m kilometres were driven electrically.

E.E: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

REEV: reev is an expert for intelligent, scalable and custom-fit charging solutions. As a dynamic, young company with a strong partner network, we combine innovative spirit, passion, technical expertise and know-how under one roof. Our user-friendly software solution is not only flexible, but can also be designed individually and is thus suitable for every application. With our broad product and service portfolio, we are able to specifically address a wide range of requirements and thus enable everyone to easily get started with eMobility.

E.E: What’s the news for 2021 about new products?

REEV: We have just launched our new reev App for drivers, which makes charging as easy as never before. Basically, the reev App is the linking element between drivers and the operator of a charging infrastructure. As the operator uses the reev Dashboard, the online operator portal, where he/she manages and controls the charging stations. They for example create charging offers and set tariffs or manage automatic billing. The reev app is the application that the registered drivers use for charging. The app ensures that charging process management is easy and straightforward. Drivers can start & stop charging processes easily via smartphone, manage their charging invoices and billing information, view their charging history but also keep an eye on active charging processes in real-time.

Also, we have launched a new feature for companies, company charging at home: electric company cars can be charged at home and the receipts for charging transactions and costs are automatically billed to the employer.

The reev cloud charging software allows that the charging processes at home are recorded with exact consumption, per kWh, and automatically transmitted to the employer for internal billing. For companies this means the opportunity to increase the operational readiness of their electric fleet and at the same time increase the charging comfort for their employees.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

REEV: With our products we offer unique and suitable solutions to the use cases of companies, residential environments as well as infrastructure and semi-public parking projects. We’re also specialized in load and energy management, which is key especially for big eMobility installations.

The products we offer include: Software-only, Bundle and Full service. Core of all is the intelligent Cloud-Software that was specially designed for the needs of complex fleet situations, such as in companies or the housing industry. The bundle, which stands for the easiest possible entry into eMobility, combines the reev software and ABL hardware in a coordinated overall product. As a full service provider, the company also supports project planning, installation, implementation, operation and service.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

REEV: The market ramp-up for electric cars has just started. Above all, one notices that the manufacturers are launching new models on the market week after week, making electromobility accessible to society at large.

So, we are only at the beginning, the next few years the sales figures for electric cars and thus also the need for charging stations will start tremendously. So, we are noticing that barriers are decreasing. We are now encountering less and less resistance and that almost all companies are concerned with the question of how employees can charge their vehicles at their location.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

REEV: In recent years, electric cars have competed against each other for ever greater ranges and faster charging times. Today one can easily charge their car to 80% on the motorway in 15 minutes. But not only the cars but also the fast charging stations have to be further developed accordingly and will continue doing that.

On the other hand, most of the charging processes take place during the day at work or at night where I don’t have time pressure. While in the past the first one or two cars could simply be charged without further intelligence, intelligent charging solutions are now required, that are connected to cloud solutions. With these integrated systems we serve the need of local needs such as energy management but also the automatic billing of drivers. Taking this level of integration even further will be one of the major trends the next years by not only controlling the charging station but by setting up a ecosystem in between the cars, solar systems, local storages and energy grids. 

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

REEV: The main challenge is to make the charging infrastructure as easily accessible as possible. This applies to the owners of parking spaces as well as ultimately to the drivers. In the first point we have made a lot of progress in the last few months and the charging infrastructure and associated billing systems are becoming more and more accessible for owners.

In the upcoming years, the long-awaited Plug & Charge function in particular will change the market. This enables systems like ours to receive data from the vehicle. This can be the user ID, but also the current battery level. This gives us completely new possibilities in terms of user-friendliness. Above all, however, the car can then be better integrated into power grids and, in the future, even give back electricity to the grid.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2021?

REEV: Many companies have just returned to the office from home office back to the office and receive their electric company car at the same time. Therefore, the main focus is now on completing as many charging station installations as possible and giving electric cars a place to charge. The great lack of raw materials and chips in particular is a major challenge here.