Stations

The stations tab presents all the chargers created in EV Charge to your customer. Also, the customer can start a charging session on an available charger’s connector.

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To access this section, from the EV Charge - Mobile App, click Stations.

Under Stations, there are two sections, namely:

  1. List view
  2. Map view

List view

Under the list view, all the chargers created in EV Charge are listed. The list is ordered by the most recently created charger.

Stations list view

Figure 1: Stations list view

Additionally, in the list view, the charger’s connectors are shown under each charger; it includes the connector type and charging status. Furthermore, the customer can see the driving distance away from the charger.

To get directions on how to navigate from your current location to a particular charger, from Figure 1 [list view], click Navigate.

Starting a charging session

To start a charging session, from Figure 1 [list view] or Figure 5 [map view], click on the connector of a charger: this takes you to the connector details screen.

Connector details

Figure 2: Connector details

From Figure 2, clicking Start Session will start a charging session using the connector of that charger.

Charging session

Figure 3: Charging session

For a charging session to start successfully in the EV Charge - Mobile App, the customer must:

  1. Have their vehicle plugged in before clicking Start Session. Otherwise, the customer will get a message saying the vehicle is not connected.

  2. Add a credit card to their account if they have a pay-now or pay-as-you-go payment type. To add a credit card in the EV Charge - Mobile App, see Adding a credit card.

During the charging session, the customer sees the duration of the session, the delivered energy, the estimated cost, and the power currently being delivered, all in real-time.

Multiple parameters can determine the cost—for instance:

  • Rating by charge time
  • Rating by the energy consumed
  • Rating by idle time (parking)

Also, during the charging session, the vehicle’s charge state can be shown if the charger can provide that information to the EV Charge - Mobile App.

At the end of each charging session, the customer is shown a summary that includes the charger and connector used.

In addition, the summary shows the date, time, duration, quantity (total amount of energy stored in the vehicle’s battery from the session), price per unit, and the total amount to be paid for the charging session.

The total amount paid for the charging session is obtained by multiplying the price per unit by the quantity.

Charging session summary

Figure 4: Charging session summary

Reserving a connector

The customer can reserve a connector. To acheive this, from Figure 2 [connector details], click Reserve.

A connector reserved by a customer in the EV Charge - Mobile App will lock the connector for a short period. This implies that other users will not be able to use the connector; it is shown as a reserved/unavailable connector for the rest of your users.

To view the list of all customer reservations in EV Charge, see Reservations.

Map view

Under the map view, instead of the chargers presented to the customers on a list, the chargers are shown on a map. You can also search by location.

Stations map view

Figure 5: Stations map view

By selecting a specific Charger on the map, the charger’s connectors are shown; it includes the connector type and charging status. Furthermore, the customer can see the driving distance away from the charger.

To learn how to start a charging session in the EV Charge - Mobile App, see Starting a charging session.

Filter for a connector

To filter for a connector based on the minimum power that a connector can supply, from Figure 1 [list view] or Figure 5 [map view], click Filter.

Filter connectors

Figure 6: Filter connectors

Scanning a QR code

The customer can also scan a QR code to start a charging session. To acheive this, from Figure 1 [list view] or Figure 5 [map view], click QR Code.

QR code

Figure 7: QR code

Similarly, from Figure 7 [QR code], the customer can also enter a station number to start a charging session. The station number refers to the code given to the charger when it was created in EV Charge. For more information, see Create charger.

Create charger (code): EV Charge - Web

Figure 8: Create charger (code): EV Charge