Carola Jonas, CEO
The global electric vehicle (EV) sector continues to grow significantly. However, there are a few aspects that still hinder the industry’s progress. On the one hand, from an EV driver’s perspective, there is a lack of adequate access to charging stations, whereas on the other commercial property owners are struggling to monitor and manage the charging needs of EVs as they lack effective tools. The need of the hour is a robust EV charging management system that can help EV owners in finding the nearest charging station while assisting station operators in gaining key insights into how often and long the chargers are used.
One company making giant strides in the EV industry through its suite of charging station management solutions is Sydney-based Everty. The company offers a cloud-based charging station management platform to operators to help monitor, manage, and monetize their assets. Everty also brings charging infrastructure owners and EV owners on the same platform to create a robust network that helps EV drivers find the right point to charge at home or in public/commercial charging spaces.
To strengthen its charging network, Everty works in close collaboration with businesses in the retail, property, fleet, transport, and government sector.
“Our ultimate objective is to enable organisations to operate charging stations in public, commercial and residential locations and to enable smart charging services, which not only provides significant ROI to charging station operators but also helps EV drivers easily navigate to charging stations,” asserts Carola Jonas, CEO of Everty.
Everty’s software is equipped with various features that help customers understand their charging needs better, and gather usage and user data to make informed decisions while helping charging station operators and EV drivers transact with each other. EV drivers can see the charging station status like available/occupied in real-time and pay via the app at the charging station. Further, Everty has an open standard architecture that is designed to be hardware-agnostic. The platform also integrates with third party systems, which makes driving and charging electric cars easier.
Further, to help companies install and manage multiple charging stations, Everty provides a load management solution, which ensures the leveling of the electricity consumption between multiple chargers. It also provides information regarding the usage of chargers to help operators plan additional installations or upgrades to their charging systems. Besides, the company has a suite of APIs that allows organizations to manage a large network of chargers to integrate the charging station management system’s functionality with their backend infrastructure.
The effectiveness of Everty’s charging management solutions can be well-illustrated using a case scenario of a prominent property developer. With more than 300 apartments, the property developer decided to provide a charging system in their shared parking space. By implementing Everty’s software, the client was able to facilitate access to charging stations round the clock, generate ROI, and create a new revenue stream.
“By integrating and collaborating with partners, we ensure the uptake of EVs and charging infrastructure, which allows us to charge toward a smarter future,” says Carola. As the local markets are already fragmented due to the many different ways cars are used, Everty’s software is constantly being improved to cater to the different needs in a variety of sectors. As a part of its geographical expansion, Everty intends to explore markets outside of Australia and provide additional services to the electric car community so that many more make the leap toward EVs.