New service takes control of EV charger supply, installation and management
A new end-to-end system that can supply, install and manage all aspects of the EV charger process has launched.
Dubbed Fleet Fix, the platform enables managers to remotely monitor and track every part of the supply and installation process. And once this is completed, it enables asset management, charging analytics and reporting of the vehicle fleet.
Fleet Fix can also provide automatic employee reimbursement for home charging if required – or manage expenses through reports for payroll teams – and incorporate an RFID electric fuel card for use at over 4,000 public chargers. It works in conjunction with Fleet Fix Home, Workplace and On Route while roaming partners currently include Instavolt, Osprey, GeniePoint, Chargepoint Scotland, Source London as well as others.
Already in use with several national fleets switching to EVs, the system has been developed by construction and maintenance contractor Ground Control, and has successfully undergone rigorous field testing.
Andy Gray, EV charging lead at Ground Control, said: “As we emerge from lockdown, it’s more important than ever that transition to buying or leasing EVs doesn’t disrupt business operations. Key to this will be the efficient installation of charging infrastructure – both at the workplace and at home – along with the ability to support a variety of charging needs in the field.
“Fleet Fix was purposely designed to address the biggest hurdles facing businesses and fleet managers – issues such as the home charging of vehicles, reimbursement of home energy costs for charging their EV, integrated solutions for depot charging and the ability for drivers to use the public charging networks when needed.”
The new solution furthers the firm’s existing work in providing tailored EV charging installations – over the last three years, it’s been deploying around 200 a month.
“Fleet Fix is the perfect solution for companies that are looking at managing a large-scale roll-out of EV charging facilities,” said Ground Control managing director Jason Knights. “It delivers bespoke solutions for each user. It eliminates the need to vet and appraise multiple EV charging manufacturers – and it takes away the pain of processing vehicle home charging costs for employees.”