EV Connect announced on February 15 the expansion of its EV Charging-as-a-Service (EVCaaS) program.
Backed by investor Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui), the program creates a one-stop-shop for electric vehicle charging by combining hardware, software and service offerings with flexible payments for EV Connect customers. Customers can leverage the EVCaaS program to add EV charging with flexible, low-risk options and small monthly expenses while accessing the support and reliability of the EV Connect network.
With $7.5 billion allocated to a national network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, EV charging in the United States is poised for a rapid growth. This will help EV Connect focus on providing seamless and accessible EV charging.
The EVCaaS program removes the burden of charging host ownership and maintenance. Enterprise customers such as Dell, Inc are leveraging this plan to lower initial charge point deployment costs with a comprehensive OPEX-based model and simple approach to charge point management and support to drivers.
“To meet the global demand for electric transportation, the ability to deploy and manage electric vehicle charging must be both simple and accessible, for everyone,” said Yosuke Matsumoto, general manager of the new downstream division of Mitsui, in a press release. “This pilot program will scale and allow others to develop new business models to solve the challenges facing electric vehicle infrastructure.”
With minimal risk and removing capital expenditure, an EVCaaS subscription includes turnkey EV charging solutions, including charging stations, management software, 24/7 driver support, as well as professional field maintenance for ongoing maintenance and repair. Through the EV Connect Shield program, EVCaaS customers are familiar with all critical operational and maintenance aspects of the charging station, including station hardware, software and networking, as well as technical field services such as as the supply and replacement of parts. All are centrally managed. Additionally, EVCaaS customers receive expert guidance through every phase of the electric vehicle supply equipment lifecycle, from site planning to deployment, operations and management.
“With the EVCaaS program, we are providing a cost-effective, low-risk approach to electric vehicle charging that ensures greater accessibility to electric vehicle charging in many more locations,” said Paul Terry, senior vice president. sales and business development at EV Connect. “The program delivers on our commitment to provide electric vehicle drivers with reliable charging through the EV Connect network.”
EVCaaS is available nationwide for multi-family properties, small and medium business, and municipal customers, as well as reseller partners looking to deploy charging equipment from EV Connect’s Gold Partners, BTC, EvoCharge, ABB, and PowerCharge. Information: EV Connect website.
Originally posted on Charged Fleet