The primary goal of EVerest is to develop and maintain an open source software stack for EV charging infrastructure.  By digitally abstracting the complexity of multiple standards and use cases, EVerest will run on any device from AC home chargers to public DC charging stations. EVerest is developed with modularity and customizability in mind; it consists of a framework to configure several interchangeable modules which are coupled by MQTT with each other. This project will help to speed the adoption to e-mobility by utilizing all the open source advantages for the EV charging world. It will also enable new features for local energy management, PV-integration, grid friendliness, and many more.  By leveraging EVerest, you are free to invest in higher value activities.

The EVerest project was initiated by PIONIX GmbH, to help with the electrification of the mobility sector.

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EVerest is a stack of several software packages designed to run on most LINUX distributions. It is made out of loosely coupled modules, orchestrated by the EVerest Dependency Manager (EDM). Each module provides a certain set of capabilities and will be launched by EDM. Communication is done via a local MQTT server. Which modules are offering certain features to whom of its neighboring modules is highly configurable and can be defined in module manifest files and a setup specific system configuration (both JSON). 

This enables easy adjustment to specific local circumstances, for example, if different HW modules are used underneath. Or if a local solar installation needs adjusting on how the connectivity is established (addresses/protocols). Even if the local power supply is constrained and needs to be shared with other consumers (chargers), this can be adapted by using the EVerest framework.

EVerest is made to manage communication around energy between different players:

  • Car (EN IEC 61851, ISO 15118)
  • Local energy generation & batteries (Modbus, Sunspec)
  • Adjacent chargers (WIP)
  • Grid (including specific grid constraints)
  • Cloud backend / payment (OCCP 1.6)
  • User (interface)

EVerest is still a work in progress, so we are happy to receive your contribution. Let’s get in contact via our mailing list everest@lists.lfenergy.org.