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By | May 29, 2024

Open EV Charging Summit Recap and Video: MaEVe: An Open Source CSMS for Developers

At Open EV Charging Summit 2024, Dale Peakall and Ian Murdoch of Thoughtworks took the stage to present MaEVe, an innovative open source Charging Station Management Software (CSMS) designed to revolutionize the electric vehicle (EV) charging landscape (video follows below). Here are the key takeaways from their presentation:

Introduction to MaEVe

MaEVe, short for “Mobility as EVolution,” is an advanced CSMS developed by Thoughtworks, aimed at addressing the evolving needs of the e-mobility sector. It offers a comprehensive solution for managing charging infrastructure, incorporating features like plug-and-charge functionality and end-user applications for routing, billing, and subscription handling. Thoughtworks is known for its expertise in software engineering practices, and has taken steps to bring its extensive experience to the e-mobility domain through MaEVe and related projects.

Open Source Initiative

MaEVe is not just a product but a collaborative effort to empower developers. It is built on open source principles, allowing developers to customize and extend its functionalities according to their specific requirements. This approach fosters innovation and enables seamless integration with existing systems.

Architecture and Scalability

The architecture of MaEVe is designed for scalability and flexibility. Utilizing MQTT as the messaging protocol and a pluggable approach for various components, MaEVe ensures low latency and easy customization. Its modular design allows for horizontal scaling and rolling upgrades, ensuring uninterrupted service and efficient management of charging stations.

Future Developments

While MaEVe is already a robust solution for managing EV charging infrastructure, the journey doesn’t end here. Thoughtworks is actively engaged in standardization efforts and exploring new avenues, such as smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) integration. The goal is to continuously evolve MaEVe to meet the dynamic needs of the e-mobility ecosystem.

MaEVe represents a significant step forward in the electrification journey, offering a versatile and developer-friendly platform for managing EV charging infrastructure. With its open source ethos, scalability, and commitment to innovation, MaEVe is poised to help drive the next phase of evolution in the e-mobility sector.