For drivers who purchase AV's Smart Charging Station with our optional communications module, EV Data's open data network can be a powerful tool for tracking and managing charging activity, cost of ownership, and even environmental impact.
Our Smart Charging Station can be configured to interface with wireless home networks such as:
- Power Line Communications (PLC)
Once the Charging Station, wireless network, and EV Data system are configured, the EV Customer Portal allows drivers to view the information and enhance the driving and charging experience. Reports and status updates may include1:
- Charge complete
- Charging in progress
- Last charge
- Amount of energy delivered
- Energy usage
- CO2 impact vs. gas-powered vehicle2
The Customer Portal can also provide status and preventive maintenance alerts, as well as connect drivers to AV's Customer Support Center.
Perhaps most notably, EV Data is equipped with user controls. Our Advanced Setup and Charging Controls allow users to track and control the energy use of their EV charger, including the ability to view and react to energy consumption by the minute, hour or day and to configure their charge times to take advantage of the lowest-priced energy periods and reduce consumption during price peaks. When interfaced to one of many support Energy Service Portals (ESPs), drivers can use our Driver Portal to control and track the energy use of their entire home - as well as their EV charger.