Rolec EV has launched a new public EV charge point management system called EV Charge Online.
EV Charge Online enables EV drivers to pull up to a charge point and, using their mobile phone, tablet or in-car connectivity, login to the charge point and pay on the spot for its use.
The system also sends EV drivers a text message or email when their charging cycle is nearing completion. EV drivers waiting to the use the charge point can prompt the system to remind an absent EV driver that their charge is complete and to return to their vehicle.
Kieron Alsop, managing director of Rolec EV, said: “For some time now we have felt that the EV driver has been forced into unnecessary and expensive annual memberships fees, monthly subscription fees and charge point connection fees.
“Our new EV Charge Online system has been developed to provide unrestricted and open access to all EV drivers via a pay-as-you-go charging solution without having to commit to joining any specific network and therefore avoiding unnecessary fees and connection charges.
“EV Charge Online is not only beneficial for the EV driver, in so much as they only pay when they use the charge point, but also benefits the host. With EV Charge Online hosts will not have to pay any license fees and can have a charge point installed and operational quickly and easily, simply by providing an electricity supply.
“EV Charge Online can be installed at any location throughout the UK, from a single charge point through to a multi charge point network, and provides the host with an instant revenue stream - payable directly into their bank account.
“This new PAYG system can be incorporated into almost all of Rolec’s EV charge point product range, which covers the domestic, commercial and public facing markets.”
The EV Charge Online system can also be retro-fitted to existing public facing charging pedestals that have been manufactured and installed by other companies. This then enables the host to fully open up their charging network to all EV drivers.