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Automated EV installation and management system launched

An end-to-end, automated, and managed system to supply, install and manage aspects of the electric vehicle (EV) charging processes has been launched.

The Fleet Fix platform allows fleet managers to remotely monitor and track the supply and installation process of electric charging infrastructure and can incorporate notification of readiness for vehicle delivery by their fleet provider, said Ground Control, who designed the platform.

The dashboard also offers additional functionality including asset management, charging analytics and reporting of the vehicle fleet, said Ground Control.

Andy Gray, EV charging lead at Ground Control, said: “As we emerge from lockdown, it’s more important than ever that transition to buying or leasing EVs doesn’t disrupt business operations.

“Key to this will be the efficient installation of charging infrastructure – both at the workplace and at home – along with the ability to support a variety of charging needs in the field.

“Fleet Fix was purposely designed to address the biggest hurdles facing businesses and fleet managers – issues such as the home charging of vehicles, reimbursement of home energy costs for charging their EV, integrated solutions for depot charging and the ability for drivers to use the public charging networks when needed.”

Ground Control said FleetFix’s end-to-end process caters for home, workplace and depot charging and includes notification to local District Network Operator (DNO), submission of methodologies and RAMS if able to proceed, processing of Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant where applicable, notification of completion and handover to the homeowner, property or fleet manager, confirmation of readiness for vehicle delivery and automatic employee reimbursement for home charging if required.

The company said expenses can also be managed through reports for payroll teams.

The platform’s EV HUB allows users to monitor and track the installation process and once completed, the HUB allows for analysis and management of energy consumption and usage, said Ground Control.

Vehicle drivers are also given access to an app for the location of chargers and an RFID electric fuel card to use selected public chargers that can be linked to the individual or vehicle.

All charges can be billed back to the organisation or department, allowing for analysis of the time and date of each charge provided and the tracking of costs, Ground Control said.

The system can be used in conjunction with Fleet Fix Home, Workplace and On Route with roaming partners that include Instavolt, Osprey, GeniePoint, Chargepoint Scotland and Source London.

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