Electric Vehicle Charging

Very Smart EV Fleet Charging

What is a “Smart” EV Fleet charging control system?  While that seems like a simple question,  the definition of  “smart” varies depending who’s asking.  To an energy manager a “smart” system is one that charges vehicles at the lowest cost.  To a fleet operator, a “smart” Fleet Charge Control System ensures that all vehicles are …

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Smart Charge Control and Utility Tariffs

LED lighting and more efficient cooling systems have caused Electric Utilities to experience a drop in the sales growth of their core product: electricity.  Therefore, utility companies are looking to grow their market share in the transportation sector.  That said, EV customers are quickly learning that the cost for electrical energy can vary based on …

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EV Fleet Energy Simulation

We’re pleased to offer free EV Fleet Energy Simulation using EVauto’s powerful smart load control system. This offer is available to qualified firms that want to better understand how adding an EV Fleet charging will impact their energy usage.  The simulation will deliver estimated 15-minute interval data for kWh consumed  by charging and trickling.  This …

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EVSE Open Control Technology vs. Closed Protocols

ClipperCreek EV Chargers deliver demand response, peak load management, off-peak charging.
As with any technology, there are two schools of thought in EV charge management – EVSE – open control technology vs closed protocol. A quick search will show that there are many complex…

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Location Location Location

Fleet EV Charger Installation – Location, Location, Location One of the first decisions that a new EV Fleet operator needs to make is where to install the charging infrastructure (a.k.a. electric vehicle supply equipment or EVSE).   There are several factors to be weighed in order to determine the optimal fleet EV charger installation at each …

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Limitations on Reducing Electric Fleet Charging Costs

Today, I’m going to add in a little real world complexity.  My last post discussed two different methods for implementing fleet EV charge control to limit the kW load from charging multiple Fleet Electric Vehicles – either simultaneous or sequential charging.  I hope that after reading that post you have a high-level understanding of the …

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Every EV Driver is Afraid of Running Out of Charge – It’s Human Nature

At this time, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a relatively new part of the transportation fleet.  A small but growing group of people and businesses are trying EVs for a variety of reasons.  For consumers, some want to reduce their carbon impact, others like new cool things, some want to save money and a few want …

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You Can Save Money Charging Your Electric Vehicle Fleet

This post is the first in a series explaining how fleet electric vehicle operators can save money charging their EVs.  I’m breaking the concepts down into smaller pieces to introduce the concepts to both new and experienced energy managers.  For some, these concepts will seem overly simplistic, but I hope to offer easy to understand …

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