Norway and France are the top two countries in Europe for e-mobility, nearby followed by Great Britain. Most cities are installing public charging stations for electric vehicles (EV), coupling them with dedicated parking spaces. Being certain to find an available lot is fundamental for EV drivers, as most cars currently in use have a driving range around 100 Km and do need regular charging.

G2Mobility, French company pioneering intelligent recharge solutions for electric vehicles (EV), was selected by Syndicat départemental d’Energie d’Eure-et-Loir and Syndicat Electrique Intercommunal du Pays Chartrain to install EV charging points throughout the French Eure-et-Loir department.

G2Mobility selected Tinynode to complement its charging stations offering and prevent unauthorized use of parking lots dedicated to EV recharge, also providing drivers with real-time availability information.

About 120 Tinynode car detection sensors were deployed in 2015 in Eure-et-Loir. Devices were integrated with G2Mobility systems, pairing vehicle occupancy data with power drainage from charging stations to ensure a reliable and effective monitoring of EV charging stations usage. Results are very positive, and recent surveys confirm a high user satisfaction.

A similar project was recently completed in Oslo, Norway, where ITS and traffic solutions provider Swarco is acting as system integrator on Akershus Parking facilities. Swarco was entrusted to provide EV charging stations to 90 parking lots, and worked with Tinynode to equip each of them with car detection sensors.

By integrating Tinynode systems with Akershus Parking guiding system, it was possible to increase usage of EV charging stations, at the same time reducing abuses and unauthorized parking.