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We had a chance to discuss the EV market and where it is headed with Barton Sidles during EVs & the Grid. Sidles is the Director of Corporate and Business Development at Hubject Inc.’s North American subsidiary.
Sidles has more than 25 years of experience in international business development, disruptive mobility operations, clean energy, transportation, sales/marketing, mergers and acquisitions and PR. Prior to joining Hubject, he helped to launch Green Commuter, an EV vanpool/car share service, was co-Founder of both a software development company and a consulting company in Europe and was an investment banker for 8 years.
In addition to his management role at Hubject Inc., Sidles is leading the advising and consulting efforts surrounding ISO 15118 Plug&Charge. With the only market-ready compliant PKI Ecosystem and certificate management, Sidles is working with automakers, charging networks and utilities on preparing for the implementation of ISO 15118. Sidles is leading Hubject and industry advocacy as an active member of CharIN and participant at ISO testing symposiums around the world. Mr. Sidles is comfortable in German, Romanian and French languages.
With more than 80,000 connected charging ports and over 300 B2B partners in 26 countries, Hubject GmbH operates the world’s most open and widely adopted EV charging interoperability platform, “intercharge.” Created from a joint venture by leading companies in the automotive, energy and technology sectors in 2012, the shareholders include the BMW Group, Bosch, Daimler, EnBW, innogy, Siemens and the Volkswagen Group. Hubject does not operate any charging stations itself but enables the smooth exchange of data in the background. As an open and flexible platform, “intercharge” connects charging station operators and emobility service providers in a neutral space with one contract and one API interface. These B2B connections provide EV drivers a seamless charging experience with the ability to easily find, access and pay for charging from any charging operator or network with one account, one app and one bill. The US subsidiary of Hubject, Inc. was established in 2017 with offices in Santa Monica, San Francisco and Detroit.
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