Rolec EV launches public charging network
Rolec EV has developed a public-facing charge point management system called ‘EV Charge Online’, with the aim of simplifying procedures.
‘EV Charge Online’ enables drivers to pay on-the-spot for a charge using a mobile phone, tablet or in-car connectivity.
Managing director of Rolec EV, Kieron Alsop, commented: “For some time now we have felt that the EV driver has been forced into unnecessary and expensive annual memberships fees, monthly subscription fees and charge point connection fees.
“Our new EV Charge Online system has been developed to provide unrestricted and open access to all EV drivers via a pay-as-you-go charging solution.
“EV Charge Online is not only beneficial for the EV driver, in so much as they only pay when they use the charge point, but also benefits the host. With EV Charge Online hosts will not have to pay any license fees and can have a charge point installed and operational quickly, simply by providing an electricity supply.”
The system can be retro-fitted into existing public facing charging pedestals that have been manufactured and installed by other companies.
“The retro-fitting of EV Charge Online into these existing pedestals then enables the host to fully open up their charging network to each and every EV driver, in turn allowing the EV driver to withdraw from their current costly subscription and membership schemes and operate on a true Pay-As-You-Go basis,” Alsop added.
EV Charge Online can also text or email EV drivers when their charging cycle is nearing completion, and offers a facility for waiting EV drivers to prompt the system to remind the absent EV driver that their charge is complete.