Complex requirements easily resolved
As the number of electric vehicles grows, it is becoming increasingly clear that charging at company premises is an important priority. Since most of us spend a large part of our time at work, this is the perfect opportunity for charging. Companies that decide to switch to eMobility display social responsibility and progressiveness. Furthermore, workplace charging for employees provides staff with an additional benefit. In addition, various subsidies and tax benefits create further incentives for purchasing electric cars and charging infrastructure.
Requirements for charging solutions at company premises
Charging at company premises is a complex process, as the charging stations are used by different user groups. It is not just electric company cars and pool vehicles that are charged there. The existing charging infrastructure is also used for employees’ private cars as well as those belonging to customers, guests or other spontaneous chargers.
Each of these cases requires a different authorisation, billing and payment method. Smart software helps to make this possible and minimise complexity. This is integrated directly into the charging stations. Such smart charging solutions handle this complex situation and offer functions that make it possible to operate the charging infrastructure with little administrative effort.
This allows pool vehicles and company cars to be accounted for accurately and employees to be billed via credit card. Guests and other spontaneous chargers receive access via credit card or eRoaming. The entire invoicing process is automated, without any intervention by the company.
At the same time, user groups can be easily managed and different, freely definable pricing can be assigned. This means that both registered, recurring drivers (employees) and unregistered, unknown drivers (guests, customers, spontaneous chargers) can use the charging infrastructure. The operators always retain full control over the charging park, but do not have to worry about administrative procedures during operation. Drivers and companies receive an individual or collective invoice at the end of the month.
Smart charging at the workplace – overview instead of effort
Smart charging solutions not only relieve the company of any effort in terms of billing and administration of charging processes. They also provide the possibility of obtaining information on usage behaviour for the charging infrastructure, such as occupancy data or charging load curves, and maintaining an overview. In this way, the company’s demanding vehicle fleet situation can be solved in a simple, uncomplicated way. Monitoring also brings additional added value for the respective administrators. If the right service is chosen, companies can also benefit from Full Service offerings , which also include planning, installation and maintenance of the charging stations.