Tonik Energy partners with Fortum Charge and Drive
Charge point provider Tonik Energy has deployed Fortum Charge and Drive’s cloud-based EV network management system to provide bespoke charging solutions for fleets and public charging providers.
The Charge Drive Management Cloud (CDMC) cloud solution is designed to remove the hassle of the operational management of a charging infrastructure – including maintenance of chargers, providing reports from usage and dwell time, and updates on revenues earnt.
The technology, which also offers a white-labelled mobile application, also allows intra-roaming within the charging networks using the Fortum system across the UK and Ireland, enabling charging without the need for multiple apps.
Louise McCormack, head of products at Tonik Energy, said: “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to EV charging design and it’s essential we provide a service with multiple capabilities, one that provides flexibility and scalability and also complements existing and future business infrastructure and energy demand. Fortum’s world-class cloud solution has enabled us to develop the highest quality and durable charging solution for our customers.”
The partnership further expands Tonik Energy’s work on charging deployment; its installation arm, The Phoenix Works, has already carried out some 4,000 EV charging installations and the company is also exploring new sites across the UK to build out further installation teams, including regional hubs that serve clients and members more efficiently.
McCormack added: “The partnership is part of our ongoing commitment to utilising pioneering technologies to help the UK transition to a renewable, sustainable energy and zero-carbon future.”
Maadh AL-Sammarraie from Fortum Charge & Drive continued: “Our mission is to make car charging easy, and we are thrilled to be working with the dedicated and committed team who share our mission at Tonik Energy.
“Tonik has excellent market presence and a decade of experience in the charging business. We are happy to support them and welcome the ninth member to our extended family of charge point operators in the UK and Ireland.”