SmartCharge Manager™ – effectively manage electric vehicle charging

An intelligent EV charging load control solution for demand management.

We help the grid by curtailing electric vehicle charging to answer demand response calls and iron out load curves based on vehicle state of charge which ensures vehicles always have enough charge to get to their destination.

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Load management for Electric Utilities and Distributors.

Electric vehicle demand management and smart charging in a box.

With electric vehicle adoption in the United States expected to grow to more than 2.7 million vehicles by 2023, it is becoming increasingly essential for utilities to deploy an effective smart charging program. FleetCarma has a simple and automated solution to help you with your demand response program:

  • Plug and play: simply clip our logger into the vehicle. No complicated install necessary.
  • Real-time vehicle and charging data: get access to vehicle-side data. Obtain the vehicle’s current battery state-of-charge, protecting the EV owner and allowing you to understand the capacity in which you have to curtail.
  • Simple reporting tools: our user-friendly web portal provides a comprehensive overview of your smart charging program. Turn data into statistics.
  • Understand charging behavior: gain a better understanding of the charging behavior in your service territory. Learn how your customers are charging and how those who may be coming in from outside of town are utilizing the grid.
Screenshot of smart charging daily load profile and curtailment capacity from FleetCarma portal
For electric vehicle charging providers.

Use vehicle-side data for smarter electric vehicle load curtailment.

Running a smart charging program without vehicle-side data can be like running it blind-folded. Using FleetCarma’s cellular logger, you can easily gain real-time insights into the vehicle. This means:

  • EV owner protection: EV owners are provided with a range of tools to protect their personal mobility needs. This includes allowing them to set a guaranteed minimum state-of-charge, set daily preferences, and allow them to manually opt-out of curtailment events.
  • A less expensive demand response program: by presenting little-to-no impact on the EV owner’s current lifestyle, it is easier and less expensive to have them engage.
  • Understand curtailment capacity: view and track the true curtailment capacity being offered to the grid by knowing the real-time battery state-of-charge of the vehicles.
Workplace vehicle pools and commercial fleets.

Avoid demand charges and defer system service upgrades.

To encourage employee adoption of cleaner methods of transportation for their daily commute, many businesses are installing charging stations at the workplace. FleetCarma can help you ensure that they are being utilized efficiently:

  • Avoid demand charges: by optimizing charge scheduling with user groups at one facility, you’re able to reduce your peak demand and avoid demand charges. And with real-time battery state-of-charge data, you can still ensure that the drivers will have enough charge by the time they need it.
  • Scale up EV programs: by utilizing your charging infrastructure more effectively, you’re able to scale up your EV programs without the prohibited costs of service upgrades.

Turn-key EV charge management.

Current Load Status

See the current load, active curtailment, and total curtailment capacity.

Location of Charging Events

A map of all the vehicles currently plugged in.

Charging Stations Overview

See the status of all the charging stations, including what vehicles are currently plugged in, their state-of-charge, their curtailment window, their active curtailment, and charging power.

EV Owner Charging Preferences

Set the time for each day of the week at which charge is needed. Also auto-opt out of curtailment if current state-of-charge is under a certain threshold.

Daily Load Profile

A profile of the daily load throughout the course of the day, including unmanaged load, managed load, and minimum load.

Auto-Curtailment Threshold

Set the kW threshold at which curtailment will begin.

Vehicle Overview

See the status of all vehicles, including their state-of-charge, time charge is needed by, their curtailment window and status, charging power, and station ID.

EV Owner 24hr Opt-Out

Opt-out of any curtailment for a 24 hour window.

Are you ready to manage electric vehicle charging load effectively?

Learn about electric vehicle load management.

Utility led electric vehicle incentives.

Electric utility EV incentive programs can help grid stability, reduce emissions, manage costs, and provide efficiencies.

The impact of electric vehicle adoption on the grid.

How will the shift to EVs impact the grid, what will happen to peak demand, and can we benefit from EV deployment?

ChargeTO: EV Residential Smart Charging Pilot.

A residential pilot program that took place in Toronto in partnership with Toronto Hydro.

EV clustering can be problematic for the grid.

Preparing for problems resulting from clustered EV charging, the ‘last mile’ where EV load management causes problems.