EvoCharge, a provider of EVSE and cable management solutions, has entered into a preferred network partnership with charging platform provider Chargie and its affiliate PCS Energy to provide a complete EV charging service to property owners.
The service will provide EvoCharge’s charging equipment, Chargie’s networked software and PCS Energy’s installation and maintenance services to property owners who wish to offer EV charging to residents, customers and employees. Chargie software and EvoCharge hardware are tightly integrated and OCPP-certified to work together to maximize charging efficiency.
EvoCharge’s smart chargers use local load management (LLM) features to avoid peak utility demand charges. EvoCharge’s LLM capabilities allow significantly higher densities of EV charging stations to be installed using a building’s existing electrical capacity. Power can be distributed equally across all EVs being charged, or distributed on a first-in, first-served basis.
The Chargie management platform allows property owners to monitor usage, bill users and control maintenance from an online dashboard. Chargie’s mobile app allows drivers to manage charging sessions and review past charges.
Chargie provides turnkey services for property owners, handling everything from installation to network management and customer care, including applying for rebates and incentives from utilities. Chargie says that, in many cases, property owners pay zero upfront to get Chargie stations.
“Electric vehicle charging stations were once considered an optional amenity,” said EvoCharge founder and CEO Zach Jennings. “In many parts of the country, multifamily housing developments are now required to include EV charging spaces. Many existing businesses and residential complexes are opting to retrofit parking areas with EV charging stations to retain residents, reward employees and attract customers.”
“EvoCharge’s networked charging stations support true open protocol network standards, allowing us to work with open protocol network providers such as Chargie and provide a tightly integrated charging solution to benefit property owners and EV drivers,” said EvoCharge VP and General Manager Josh Kiewic.