EV Charge WA News

Sat 05 September 2020

Charge Point management explained

EVs have become the most significant addition to the grid since the introduction of air conditioning in the 1950s. You can imagine the impact this will have on charging networks. 

Expanding the local grid capacity often requires expensive cables, larger transformer stations and hence capital expenditures running in the millions for larger buildings. Using CP-link to control your charge points, there is no need to upgrade with expensive extensions for connection or cables. If the timing and intensity of charging vehicles can be effectively managed, We engage benefits that touch every part of the electricity marketplace. EV owners will see savings ranging from a lower cost of electricity to payments for the supply of ancillary services to the grid. The peak in demand will spike in the early evening when people plug in their EVs after work and this will intensify the negative impacts on the grid. This is an example of the side effects that can impact utilities as the EV market grows. A significant amount of off-peak capacity will absorb excess renewable energy production, thereby reducing overall emissions. A more efficient and cost effective energy system will bring monetary benefits to all utility customers. In a previous blog WA Government launches Distributed Energy Buyback Scheme we describe in detail how the Western Australian government has implemented a three way payment incentive for any excess electricity that your renewable energy system feeds into the electricity grid, also known as the energy buyback scheme.

EV Fleet Management

EVCHARGEWA uses the EVNEX CP-Link charge point management software that allows you to simply view, monitor and manage fleet activity and offer support to drivers when necessary. CP-Link charge management is cloud-based, thus support can be given from distance, saving you both time and money. Our EV charge management software will make sure that the EV fleet management is tailored to your needs and requirements, and can easily be connected to your own software and systems. All these additional electric vehicles will need charging facilities and energy networks need to be able to handle this without overloading the grid. It’s often not cost effective or necessary to specify the supply infrastructure so that all EV chargers can operate at full speed at the same time. For these installations, Evnex CP Link load balancing provides a software based solution to cost effectively make the best use of existing electrical capacity.


Full visibility of your network.

As a fleet manager, you have full control and insights in your fleet. Our dashboards provide you with real-time charging activity of the charge points and vehicles. Our EV fleet management software can handle complex information, such as license plates, personnel number, cost centre and more.

Total control of EV charging for fleet vehicles

Charging session history, costs and user information can be easily exported into CSV reports. Evnex CP Link is your charge point control center. Manage your entire fleet of charging stations from one interface. Update firmware, access detailed logs, and view session data.

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In conclusion, 

Electric vehicle popularity is likely to continue to grow in the next few decades, so we need to find solutions to decrease the impact on existing utilities. Increasing the number of transformers and high voltage power lines to residential areas are two things that can be done to keep up with electricity demand. Super efficient batteries and more solar panels on roofs are other things that can help to solve this problem. However, when it comes to vehicle charging management,  EVNEX CP-Link charge point management is a more cost-effective and easier solution to implement. As EV adoption continues to increase, it will be interesting to see how the utility market adapts. Our mission at EVCHARGEWA, is to solve the electric vehicle charging problem for yourself and everyone around you.

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