Siemens Smart Infrastructure has partnered with Germany-based electric vehicle (EV) company Digital Charging Solutions (DCS) to help corporate firms transition to electromobility.

The companies have created a charging service named Enterprise Charging Network, which will offer integrated billing for fleet drivers and managers.

With Enterprise Charging Network, drivers of company-owned EVs can charge the same way wherever they are, using just one card and mobile app to pay.

The service will give corporate customers access to more than 190,000 public charging points across 21 countries in Europe.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure Future Grid head Jean-Christoph Heyne said: “Charging corporate fleets needs to be as easy as charging a smartphone. Together with DCS, we have successfully launched a charging service that does just that.”

“We also see potential for working with DCS and its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners on on-board vehicle services. Fleet drivers need a unified user experience, whether they’re using the charging app on their smartphone or an app in their vehicle.

“This is the only way companies operating large fleets will play a greater role in expanding electromobility in the long term.”

Digital Charging Solutions managing director Markus Bartenschlager said: “As an important player in the technology sector, Siemens is able to interconnect different areas, including charging infrastructure, distributed power generation and building technology.

“Linking electric vehicles and smart infrastructure doesn’t end at the charging station. Siemens provides the right technology and services for EV charging at work and at home, and as their partner, we will ensure a constantly growing public charging network.

“We will integrate all charging processes, whether on the road, at work or at home, and offer companies a simple, reliable and convenient charging solution for their employees while at the same time creating the use cases of tomorrow.”