charging infrastructure more efficiently.
✔ OEM AGNOSTIC
✔ OCPP COMPLIANT
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. 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 periods with lower energy tariffs
- Reduce investments in infrastructure by using it more efficiently
How does Smart Charging work?
Smart Charging has many functionalities — the more you add, the smarter the process gets.
DEFAULT GROUP LIMIT
Set a default power limit for a group of chargers and automatically distribute power among chargers, also commonly referred to as load balancing.
Reduce infrastructure investments, minimize demand charges (Peak Shaving), & operate a larger number of electric buses than otherwise possible.
SCHEDULED GROUP LIMIT
Schedule temporary & recurring power limit for a group of chargers and automatically distribute power among chargers.
Reduce energy costs and time of use demand charges (T.O.U. Peak Shaving).
Divert available power to a charger and increase charging speed when needed (overwrite smart charging algorithms).
Get flexibility in critical situations without losing preconfigured settings.
DEPOT INTEGRATION: PRECONDITIONING
Preheat, cool down, or air condition your vehicles when they are still plugged in to the chargers in the garage.
Vehicles can start their shift with a full battery, maximum range and a comfortable temperature
PLANNING SYSTEM INTEGRATION
Automate charging by integrating vehicle schedules and the energy required for the upcoming routes. (coming soon)
DEPOT MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION
Coordinated communication between charges, depot management software, and telematics software. (VDV-463)
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