Electric Cars and their Freedom to Roam

By JDavis | 2/22/11 8:04 AM

With more generations of electric cars coming, will they be subject to the same “roaming” that is found between cell phone providers? In a joint venture between Europe networking service providers, the development of e-roaming for the electric vehicle industry is forthcoming. This past week, Nokia Siemens Networks announced the development of a new authentication service, which will enable electric vehicle drivers to “roam,” at the Mobile World Congress.

E-Clearing.net is the brand-new service that will use your information (e.g., your charging contract ID or PIN number) to authorize charging among various electric car networks, simplifying customer billing much like how it is done with wireless phone service now.

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