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DigiKoo & Mercedes-Benz Data: a partnership that shapes charging station infrastructure

As the automotive industry is executing the electric transformation, optimizing charging infrastructure is becoming even more important. To this end, Mercedes-Benz Data has partnered with DigiKoo GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Westenergie AG, a German energy service and infrastructure provider. DigiKoo combines and visualizes power grid data from Westnetz GmbH with anonymized Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle data. From these insights, DigiKoo quickly and easily derives recommendations for action regarding necessary investments in the power grid and the expansion of future charging infrastructure.

The aim of DigiKoo is – by means of an innovative tool – to achieve improved coordination of power grid expansion.

Lars Jendernalik
Head of Asset Management at Westnetz GmbH, responsible for the DigiKoo & Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services cooperation

Identifying demand by using data

The two partners are analyzing, among other things, the standing or charging times of vehicles. Together with information on energy usage and demand, one can determine current high or excess demand for electric vehicle charging points. At the same time, the additional data available enables improved localized forecasts on energy demand. Data protection is always a top priority for both DigiKoo and Mercedes-Benz Data, which is why the data is always anonymized and only transmitted from vehicles for which the vehicle owners have given their consent.

The tool helps to build new charging stations where they are actually needed by making electric vehicle charging as easy and convenient as possible for all stakeholders.

With this promising partnership, Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services and DigiKoo are driving the electric transformation in mobility. We look forward to leveraging this innovation together with Germany's power grid operators for the targeted expansion of the charging infrastructure.

Martin Möller
Managing Director DigiKoo GmbH

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