Charging platform provider Spirii has launched a new and enhanced pricing product for its charging operator partners.
The product aims for EV owners to charge when grid demand is low – and to prevent drivers from occupying charging spaces longer than necessary.
The firm believes that as the mass rollouts of EVs continues, the best way to distribute the load is to encourage the distibution and incentivise EV drivers to charge at specific times.
Now, following Spirii’s dynamic pricing launch last year, a newly developed pricing product has followed which allows the company’s charging partners to set and manage charging prices more intelligently, with the ability to offer lower prices during specific periods when the electricity grid is less loaded.
The move can be done alongside the ability to raise the price of overly-long charging sessions to prevent drivers from blocking charging stations when demand for charging is high.
Spirii’s CEO and co-founder, Tore Harritshøj, said: “Market competition has massively increased in the last few years and EV drivers are becoming ever more price conscious.”
“It’s not just the price of charging that plays an important role in today’s eMobility market, it’s also effective parameters for controlling the charging burden so that we trouble the electricity grid as little as possible.”
“If we can distribute the consumption over periods where there’s more capacity on the grid, we can save consumers money that would otherwise have been incurred for the expansion of the electricity network. So, I’m proud that we can now allow our charging partners to set their prices in a way that benefits consumers, the electricity grid, and their own charging business all at once.
”This new smart pricing product has already been put to use by Spirii partners, who have been lowering prices at night while also intelligently upping prices for extended sessions, helping them avoid their stations being used as long-term parking lots.”