Charging at Work
Smart charging enables businesses to monitor and control chargers remotely and in real time. OpenLoop’s software and cloud connectivity of charge points enables businesses to remotely manage settings, set tariffs and maximise cost efficiency through real time usage insights. Through the administrator’s portal, we can provide your business with various levels of insights on carbon offset – by user, charge point, user ﬂeet or even by each charging session. Dynamic load balancing can also be set up to throttle the EV charger based on how much electricity is being used at business location at any time.
Charging at Home
For businesses, we offer automated billing and reconciliation service to manage employee charging at home.
The OpenLoop ecosystem enables customers to charge anywhere with any charger on the platform across various refuelling sites, to deliver a seamless, end to end, connected “refuelling” experience.
For employees of businesses who use company EVs, at-home charging is an important part of this seamless experience. Individual home-based cloud connected chargers can provide insights and more control on your EV charging. For employers, it can also provide simple, easy to use at-home charging for employees and also enable reimbursement for charging (at a tariff set by you) – removing any expense claim admin. Dynamic load balancing can also be set up to throttle the EV charger based on how much electricity is being used at home at any time.
Charging on the go
All EV drivers can use the open public EV charging service across all public charge points on the platform. This creates an open, transparent EV charging service that ensures that customers have more choice, innovative pricing options and greater value for money.
Enabled by the OpenLoop app, charging on the OpenLoop network is simple and fuss free – with live insights and notifications.
Charging Heavy Electric Vehicles
Introduced in October 2021, AT Local is a new mode of public transport that is being trialled in Conifer Grove, Takanini, and Papakura in Auckland.
As part of Auckland Transport’s (AT) goal to fully electrify their bus fleet by 2040, they are trialling a transition of some of their normal routes to an on-demand EV service provided by 6 LDV electric vans which have a range of 190km (56kWh).
The on-demand service is integrated with other public transport options to provide a seamless journey for customers. With nearly 400 pick up and drop off points in the service zone, this ride share service is convenient and environmentally friendly, with users having to walk only 120 metres at the start or at the end of their journey.
With operational hours of the service from 5.30am to 9.30pm on weekdays and 6.45am to 8.20pm on weekends, there is sufficient time for overnight changing, with up to 8 hours during weekdays and 10 hours during weekends. Smart charging was implemented, with vans trickle charged to full capacity overnight but charged at the full rate during the day to achieve a minimum range of 100km.
AT Local, OpenLoop’s service delivery partner, ECL, installed 6 chargers at the Ritchies Murphy bus depot in Takanini to support the running of electric vans, each with seating capacity for up to 10 people.