Smart Charging

Lower charging costs by using your existing
charging infrastructure more efficiently.
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What is Smart Charging?

Managing a growing e-fleet doesn’t come without its challenges. Charging many electric buses at the same time requires high-power grid connections and an extensive infrastructure. And grid limitations and peak power loads can raise the electricity bill significantly.

Smart Charging allows you to monitor and manage charging sessions, meaning you can remotely control when, for how long, and how fast a vehicle charges. This service is OEM-agnostic and helps you increase the efficiency of charging infrastructure and decrease energy costs by up to 27%.

Why use Smart Charging for your operation?

Making the most out of your charging infrastructure while reducing the electricity bill:

  • Lower demand costs through peak shaving
  • Decrease energy costs by shifting charging times to lower energy tariffs
  • Reduce investments in infrastructure by using it more efficiently

See how Qbuzz uses Smart Charging to manage over 160 charger connectors

How does Smart Charging work?

Smart Charging encompasses many functionalities. The more functionalities you add, the smarter the process gets. Below, you can find a list of the key Smart Charging features and their benefits:

LOAD BALANCING

Set a default power limit for a group of chargers and automatically distribute power among chargers.

MANUAL PRIORITIZATION

Divert available power to a charger and increase charging speed when needed (over-write smart charging algorithms).

PLANNING SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Automate charging by integrating vehicle schedule and the energy required for the upcoming routes. (coming soon)

SCHEDULED LOAD BALANCING

Schedule temporary & recurring power limit for a group of chargers and automatically distribute power among chargers.

REMOTE START FOR PRECONDITIONING

Automatically preheat your vehicles while they still charge in the garage. Start the shift with full battery and max range.

DEPOT MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION

Coordinated communication between charges, depot management software, and telematics software. (VDV-463) (coming soon).

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