Challenge — enabling high utilization
Charging stations are usually operated without any staff on site. The ability to remotely manage the systems from a central location is therefore an important criterion. Drivers recharge the vehicle themselves, then receive a digital bill. Nevertheless, it is important to ensure that the system functions reliably at all times, is in good condition and any faults or damage can be avoided or explained. Supporting video security systems are essential and must be weather-resistant, i.e. able to withstand heat, cold, the wet, wind and dust.
What’s more, information on utilization is essential for operators as the number of drivers charging their vehicles determines the payback period for the site, and ensuring the charging stations are in good condition promotes sales.