On 19 May, the Berlin pilot of Smart Park & Charge started in Kreuzberg, where 4 parking points installed in front of public charging stations (two AC and two DC) were equipped with app-controlled parking barriers.
Users can now reserve spaces before charging using the MEISTER Neighbourhood app to reserve a charging station and ensures that the station is kept free for their use. With this intelligent charging infrastructure solution, MEISTER aims to increase efficiency, utilisation, and ease of use of e-mobility. In the course of the project, different reservation forms and times will be tested, followed by tests on users’ willingness to pay for the reservation service.
So far, the dedicated MEISTER Neighbourhood-App, which is being used in the Berlin pilot, has been downloaded 36 times and has several active users, who have each made use of the charging points and the reservable parking spots a few times per week. Especially for heavy users with a tight schedule, like local craftspeople, the service provided by this solution makes charging more reliable.
The pilot will run until the end of November 2021 and aims to provide users with a more reliable and easier charging experience.