The move to electric vehicles is a key topic among fleet managers today. A significant reduction of carbon emissions can boost the company’s image by demonstrating commitment to sustainability. The environmental benefits along with a smoother, quieter driving experience can also improve employee satisfaction.
But the shift has significant financial benefits as well. Much lower fuel costs and reduced maintenance, along with tax benefits and other subsidies, can more than offset the higher initial investment, resulting in substantial savings over the lifetime of the vehicle. The relative stability of power costs compared to fossil fuels also makes fleet costs more predictable.
The challenge of charging
However, one of the greatest obstacles on the road to electrification is the charging process. The range of most EVs is typically shorter than a comparable gas or diesel vehicle, and so depending on usage patterns the vehicle may need to be charged daily or even more. Charging also takes longer than filling up at the gas station – this varies based on the vehicle and type of charger, but a full charge is typically measured in hours. Even if only a top-off charge is needed this can still present problems for fleet operations or for employees.
Charging can occur in three ways:
- At the workplace
- At public charging stations
- At the employee’s home
Which model is best depends on many factors, such as vehicle range, typical driving distance, availability and cost of public charging stations and more. However, many entrepreneurs who want to convert their vehicle fleet to electric cars quickly realize that setting up a sufficiently large charging infrastructure directly at the company’s premises often presents them with major challenges. In addition to the necessary space, the cables must also be sufficiently dimensioned, which would often result in major conversion measures.
However, there are many strong arguments for decentralized charging at the employee’s home:
- Convenience: the car is parked there all night anyway
- Overnight is long enough for a full charge
- No (or less) need for top-up charging during the day
- No (or less) need for more expensive rapid charging stations at workplace
- Take advantage of cheaper nighttime power
Smart, efficient charging at home
Did you know that neoom has been offering an effective solution for recharging electric car fleets at home with its intelligent wallbox for a while now? Now, thanks to the new rental model, this solution is even more attractive for entrepreneurs and reduces both the logistical effort and the investment costs. The changeover to an electric car fleet has never been easier: rent wallboxes that are centrally managed by the company and take care of metering and billing fully automatically.
The smart neoom wallbox offers an effective solution for at-home charging of EV fleets. Managed centrally by the company, it takes care of metering and billing, streamlining employee reimbursement. Smart optimization minimizes energy costs. And efficient charging – up to 22 kW – can deliver a full charge at night, when usage and electricity rates are lowest. Last but not least, the compact, attractive design fits easily in small spaces. Employees enjoy more comfort, while their employers profit from lower investment costs. In this way, everyone profits from the benefits of clean mobility.
The smart wallbox with dynamic load control
With a charging power of up to 22 kW via the type 2 connection and the possibility of dynamic load control, the neoom BOXX is ready for the future. Already integrated meters and circuit breakers ensure smooth operation.
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