Informative, Industry

Future-Proof Electric Fleets

Whilst Electric Vehicles (EVs) made up only 10% of global new car sales in 2021, by 2050 they’re predicted to reach a staggering 80%. As technology progresses (and gets cheaper) and EV infrastructure grows, future-focused fleets have their eyes on the prize; electrification.

Rosalind Anketell 6 min read

News

Partnering with Enode

Chargetrip is thrilled to be partnering with Enode! Soon the days of manually inputting your state-of-charge will be over! One of the most requested features we’ve received to date is to enable connected cars, allowing drivers to link EV data directly to the Chargetrip routing engine. With Enode we’re working to make it happen.

Rosalind Anketell 2 min read

Informative

Maps and routing: a glossary

While much of EV terminology seems as strange and daunting as hieroglyphic markings on ancient cave walls, you’ll be relieved to know that navigation still relies on good old maps.

Jeff Vasishta 9 min read

News

Why we finish our week playing together

To build trust and coherence between Chargetrip team members, we finish our weekly demo session on Fridays with playing games.

Florentina Petcu 4 min read

News

Chargetrip’s summer holidays: Pieter goes to Croatia

Our co-founder and CCO Pieter Waller made a roadtrip to Croatia using his EV this summer. His experience made for a handy guide for others contemplating taking their EVs for extended travel.

Valentina Neri Serneri 4 min read

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EV routing features for CPOs and eMSPs

Broken charge stations, unknown locations, and incompatible plug types are just some of the potholes drivers face when navigating the EV ecosystem.

Valentina Neri Serneri 4 min read

News, Informative

Transylvania Classic 2021 — how to rally

Our Country Manager Florentina participates in an EV rally across the Romanian mountains.

Florentina Petcu 11 min read

Informative

The Mercator Projection

Here’s a handy piece of trivia to parse out at dinner parties — the mapping system used in most modern electric vehicles zipping along Europe’s pristine highways was first developed in the 16th Century. It’s called Mercator Projection. The what?

Jeff Vasishta 3 min read

Informative

Top 3 services leasing companies should adopt to help their customers electrify their fleet

Driving and charging an EV can be complex. When it comes to large corporate electric fleets, the complexity only increases.

Valentina Neri Serneri 4 min read

Informative

The Environmental Impact of Electric Cars

Like any disruptive product, electric vehicles (EVs) have been lashed by both hype and critique. Some of this is fair scepticism poured over the industry’s many cracks. But often, it’s bad actors, usually with a political bent, spraying lies about a young but well-meaning industry.

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Informative

Fleet Electrification: an Introduction

To hit 2030 climate targets, we in Europe need to cut 64% of transport emissions, according to EY analysis. That’s a really, really big amount.

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Developer Tutorials

A simple guide to our car Queries

This article focuses on the car example that shows you how to query car data from our database.

Lorena Smienk 2 min read

Informative

How Electric Car Motors Work

We’ve spoken at length about car batteries: how they work, their materials and recyclability. But while batteries steal much of the discussion around EVs, they just store energy, not turn wheels. This article prises the lid on...

Neelesh Vasistha 3 min read

Informative

Keeping Ahead of the Curve

Range anxiety remains one of the heaviest logs on the road to EV adoption. Its existence proves a living contrast between EVs and traditional cars e-mobility may have come a long way, but many drivers still aren’t confident of somewhere to recharge. Despite this, most manufacturers recommended charging only to 80% capacity. What gives? Wouldn’t filling a car to 100% help range anxiety? Turns out it’s not as simple as that. In this article, we learn about the charging curve, and why drivers should be mindful of it.

Neelesh Vasistha 3 min read

Informative

History of In-Car Navigation

The navigation technology that lives in our smartphones and dashboards might seem young, but is the crystal of centuries of exploration and cartography, technical tinkering and commercial competition. Today, they’re background characters in our busy lives — obedient, omniscient friends who always know the best route. And we’re not even done. Navigation continues to be developed by market winds, such as customization. This article plots the rise of in-car navigation; from novelty invention to ubiquity.

Neelesh Vasistha 4 min read

Tech

Supercharging our powerful EV routing API.

We know building applications is hard: managing infrastructures, building UIs, setting up monitoring and resolving bugs. So we think integrating a third-party API should be as easy as possible. This philosophy guided the creation of our new dashboard and developer portal.

Wouter van de Kamp 2 min read

Informative

Debunking EV myths

Electric vehicles have come a long way since their resurgence in the 1990’s. But still today, a cloud of ignorance hangs stubbornly over the entire industry. In this article, we parry some of the negative myths that persist about EVs.

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Informative

Electric Vehicles: a Glossary

New to EVs? Have a beer — glad you could make it. Those jumping over to the electric side may be daunted by a strange language: scrolls of new acronyms and figures, looking as pointy and foreign as other people’s passwords. But relax, this code isn’t as hard as it seems: in fact, you likely know much of it already. Here’s a glossary to help you dive in, or fill the gaps.

Neelesh Vasistha 4 min read

Informative

EV charge station data: availability, price and more

Chargetrip comes integrated with the Eco-Movement charge station database covering all of Europe: 100,000 charge stations and counting. But what information is available? And what data can you display in your EV routing application? This article looks at common charge station information to show EV drivers on a map.

Valentina Neri Serneri 3 min read

Informative

3 reasons why CPOs and eMSPs should integrate EV routing

The e-mobility ecosystem is fragmented. Currently, CPOs and eMSPs offer many different EV apps, each drawing on limited information. Because of this, driving and charging an electric vehicle is harder than it needs to be. By integrating EV-specific routing and navigation into your software stack, you create a portfolio of user benefits that reflect handsomely on your business. Let’s examine three reasons why this makes sense for CPOs and eMSPs.

Valentina Neri Serneri 2 min read

Informative

How Recyclable are Electric Car Batteries?

Before EVs help save the world, they have one hulking flaw to address: their batteries. The life and death of these batteries are fraught with issues of sustainability: both in the materials they’re made from, and how they’re disposed of. Incinerating them, or sending them to landfill, is dirty. It pollutes lakes and streams, leaches into groundwater, and generally exposes the environment to nasty acids and bases. This sets a tall challenge for the industry: if the golden USP that EVs protect the environment is to last, battery recyclability becomes a key issue.

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Informative

Charging an electric car — the costs

As electric and traditional cars battle for market share, price remains a central factor in the buying decision. 

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Informative

Electric car batteries — the material facts

Pens out. Let’s talk about a little miracle of chemistry. Inside a battery, in a part known as the anode, you’ll find a swarm of restless electrons. They want nothing more than to visit somewhere else: the cathode. These two areas, however, are separated by a cushion of electrolyte. But once you place the battery into a closed circuit, the electrons see a path to their beloved anode, and promptly rush toward it. This chemical love story of cathodes and anodes is significant — it’s the basis of battery power. Along their journey to the anode, these electrons discharge energy to anything in the circuit; your phone, your remote control, or on a massive scale; your electric car.

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Informative

Electric cars: a revisit from history

Hey. You there — how do 

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Informative

Battery will get you everywhere

The internal combustion engine, conceived in the 17th century and perfected in the 18th, rightfully sits on the leaderboard of modern inventions. For centuries, it provided the moving force for locomotives, planes, vehicles and heavy machinery — literally turning the wheels of the industrial revolution. Its descendant, the electric motor, today lies at the heart of another revolution: the electric vehicle (EV). Instead of fossil fuels, EVs are powered by clean electricity from a battery. But what exactly are these batteries, and how are they different?

Neelesh Vasistha 5 min read

Informative, Tech

Chargetrip technology for dummies

Software isn’t always an easy grasp for people with a commercial background. With tangled terms like GraphQL, nodes and edges, and protocols, it can all begin to sound a little abstract. In this article, we explain Chargetrip technology for a non-technical audience, helping you to hack through a developer’s vocabulary.

Valentina Neri Serneri 4 min read

Informative

The role of utilities in electric mobility

The growth of renewable and decentralized energy sources is disrupting the business model of electric utility companies. At the same time, progressive utilities are adjusting to changes in the energy market by entering new ones, like electric mobility. BloombergNEF estimates there will be about 500 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2040. The growth of this market will have a massive impact on global energy consumption, creating new opportunities for electric utility providers who will need to innovate to remain competitive

Valentina Neri Serneri 3 min read

Informative

Overcoming charge anxiety

In more mature EV markets, the familiar term range anxiety also has a cousin: charge anxiety. In this article, we will explore what charge anxiety is, its relation to range anxiety, and what EV drivers can use to overcome it. Let’s start!

Valentina Neri Serneri 4 min read

Tech, Informative

Chargetrip Tile Service with React Native and Mapbox

The Chargetrip Tile Service implements an in-house developed Vector Tile Server that offers a pre-rendered, fully clustered station map solution with filtering capabilities.

Tim Kuilman 2 min read

Informative

Range anxiety: what it is and how to defeat it

Range anxiety is considered as one of the thorniest barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles. In this article, we will discuss what range anxiety is. We will explore why you should not have this fear and how to overcome it.

Valentina Neri Serneri 5 min read

Informative, Tech

A simple guide to EV navigation and routing

In order to start building the next-generation of electric mobility tools, it is important to understand what aspects of driving an EV are different from driving a car with an ICE.

Tim Kuilman 7 min read

News

Chargetrip raises Late-Seed Round and launches EV-specific navigation API to accelerate EV adoption worldwide

Chargetrip raises a late-seed round from prominent European investors. TotalEnergies Ventures, AxelSpringer Porsche and Vindeggen.

Gideon van Dijk 3 min read

Informative

How oil and gas companies are entering the electric mobility market

According to Bloomberg’s NEF Electric Vehicle Outlook 2020, EVs across all segments are displacing 1 million barrels of petrol demand per day. As electric mobility advances, oil and gas companies have to reposition themselves to secure their long term revenues.

Valentina Neri Serneri 3 min read

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