How to Choose an EV Charging Station for Business: 5 Tips

February 23, 2023 3 min read

There are basically two options when it comes to choosing EV chargers for your company.

The easiest solution is a charging point without an internet connection. It works like a regular wall socket and can be much cheaper than an intelligent charger. However, the incidental expenses may be higher, and customers may be unable to see the charging point as clearly, which means it will be more difficult to make money on it. There is also a great risk of an overload and blown fuses.

Option number two is a smart charger with a digital control system.
What are its benefits?

1.Better visibility for the company and loyal customers

When you have smart chargers with an internet connection, you can enter them on charging station maps, display them in operator mobile apps and attract new customers. Any charging point without an internet connection has a smaller reach, because EV owners looking for chargers predominantly use apps that display smart stations.

Stations with an internet connection draw in more users thanks to the extras they offer, such as monitoring how busy the charger is, booking a charger in advance, use mobile payments or monitor the charging process. These creature comforts not only bring in new customers but also make many of them return to you.

One of the core concepts of marketing is that it takes seven times as much money to win a new customer than keeping the ones you have. It pays to spend on loyalty.

2.Real-time charging monitoring

Smart stations have a smart app for owners and managers. You can open it any time to see how many people are using your company’s stations and if everything is going well. We have developed VOOL chargers to work without technical failures. However, if something should happen, our technicians are always available and can take care of maintenance remotely.

3.Earn extra using EV chargers

Use the VOOL public charging option to make any charger in the VOOL system into a public charging point. It only takes a few clicks! Clients can use a variety of payment options: Google Pay, Apple Pay or a credit card.

You can also use VOOL to add a margin to the electricity price and earn extra on selling power.

4.No car left uncharged. Even at rush hour!

Most (office) buildings in Estonia come with a three-phase connection, which is great for EV charging. But the impractical use of the system may mean that not everyone has power at so-called rush hours.

Smart chargers like the one by VOOL have an in-built dynamic load switch and an automatic phase switch, meaning you can take full advantage of all the available power. And no customer or employee has to go without electricity.

5.Useful statistics and power usage reports, just a click away

The user app for a station with an internet connection gives you access to user statistics. Who and when is using your stations? How much time and energy are they taking? If your company believes in data in its other operations, you can compare them with your sales reports and tie them in with other measures.

You can see each user’s power consumption using the smart charger management system. The control system also makes it easier to compile power consumption reports. That information is automatically available to you in the app.

Visit the VOOL portal to manage all the company’s chargers and your EV fleet.

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VOOL is the first complete EV charging solution making reliable, smart, and cost-efficient charging available for everyone. Affordable and hassle-free EV charging fastens the energy transition. VOOL means hardware and software made inhouse, flexible charging options for private users and businesses. You can save money with smart charging and earn money opening your chargers to other EV owners.

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