The first step toward sustainable transportation for many companies is installing an Energy Management infrastructure and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. Usually, there are executives and other employees with electric vehicles, and often, fleet or facilities managers just add charging stations as they go to meet the short-term need. But, charging stations are expensive, and without proper planning for what the future will bring, you run the risk of making substantial capital investments that may not be useful over the long haul.
Working off the Flow Sustainable Mobility Management Plan, you can take control of your charging infrastructure with Smart Charging, which is critical to optimizing overall usage of power when defining infrastructure requirements. Smart-charging algorithms may include priority levels (relating to power) and price optimization (in case of overnight charging). And a real-time dashboard supports data visualization for overall energy and e-mobility consumption.
Other Flow Energy Management functionality includes:
Public and Private EV Charging
Create the optimal mix of privately owned and publicly available chargers
Configure the right allocation of charging load based on battery type, charging station and facility grid
Control and Usage
Define and manage usage parameters
Enable rules-based reservations systems
Real-Time Monitoring and Response
Remote management, assessment and trouble-shooting
An EV charging infrastructure is only as profitable as its energy expenditures. With Smart Charging and Flow, you can fine-tune energy utilization, create controls over usage and accessibility, and optimize your investment.