New white paper details wireless connectivity’s role in enabling EV charging points
30th March 2022: Quectel Wireless Solutions has published a new white paper explaining the applications for wireless connectivity in the EV charging market. As markets across the globe turn away from fossil-fuelled cars, demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging is radically increasing. At the same time, the number of charging points needs to grow and the application of wireless technologies to these is enabling better management, improved customer experience and maximized charging point utilization. The new paper, titled ‘How wireless connectivity adds value to EV charging points’ explains the dynamics that are driving the EV charging market and details how wireless connectivity adds value to the charging point sector.
With analyst firm Berg Insight estimating that more than five million EVs were sold in 2021 and sales predicted to increase still further, it’s clear that the 22.8 million charging points predicted to exist by 2025 will often become congested and drivers will need to utilize mobile connectivity to find available points, manage their charging remotely and pay for electricity they consume.
Global deployments of EV charging stations are set to increase at a 31% CAGR to more than 66 million units by 2030 but this is not a unified global market. The paper details how charging habits are fragmented with the European market focused on home-based charging while the US and China see greater usage of public charging stations, perhaps because their larger geographies involve longer journeys and greater need to charge EVs away from home.
Wireless provides a means to rapidly and simply connect dense charging sites and can also provide a backup to help ensure charging points remain operational. Uptime is essential to the business cases of charging operators who are motivated to maximize returns on their infrastructure investments. Systems that cannot connect, cannot broadcast their availability or enable users to be billed and wireless is therefore a well-matched solution. The paper reveals the applications enabled by wirelessly connecting EV chargers and assesses future developments in the sector.
The paper also details how Quectel’s extensive portfolio of modules and antennas can specifically enable EV charging point operators. The company’s BG950 and BG951 LTE Cat M1 modules are profiled alongside the EG91 LTE Cat1 module series and the company’s comprehensive range of antennas. To learn more about the road ahead for EV charging and how wireless connectivity is driving charge point availability, read the whitepaper How wireless connectivity adds value to EV charging points.