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04/09/19
Group Manager
The EV Group Manager system has been developed to allow the operator to easily manage their entire private EV charging network from a single central computerised location.

Cloud Based System
The system operates by issuing nominated EV drivers with their own secure personal RFID card/fob, containing the driver/vehicle ID. The driver then presents their card/fob to the charging point, which authenticates the card/fob and via GPRS, Wi-Fi or Ethernet communicates with the cloud based back office management system, requesting authorisation to initiate the charging cycle.
Upon authorisation from the management cloud, which takes only seconds, charging will commence with the cloud recording the driver/vehicle ID, charging start time, the kWh used and the charging end time. This charging information is always hosted in the cloud and can be accessed at any time, from anywhere, by the system operator to compile management reports, benefit in kind data and billing information.

Return on Investment Potential (If using the Group manager to allow some/all drivers to pay for charging)
This is Based on assumed figures over 5 years:
*Charge point cost = £1,500
**Electricity uplift = 0.05p per kWh
Payback number of kWh = 30,000 kWh
Payback time in hours (based on 5 kWh of charge per hour) = 6000hrs
Payback period Based on 8 hours a day charging, 5 days per week = 3 years
*charge point cost is based on single standard 16amp wall charger with Group Manager and Load Manager enabled and does not include the WCS grant
**electricity uplift charge can very between £0.05 and £0.33 based on installations to date. We have based our figures on the smallest uplift.

Group Manager has been designed to enable private enterprises to have full control over their own private EV charging network and is ideally suited to almost any corporate location
The EV Group Manager system is able to manage and control every type of EV charging solution - from 16 amp (3.6kW) through to 32 amp (22kW) Super- Fast charging.

Additional Features
A number of additional features have been developed to enhance the EV Group Manager system, including:

o Electricity Load Management
The electrical load management feature enables the system to manage the electrical supplies to the EV charging points when the total potential electrical load exceeds the incoming electricity supply.
o Multi-Use RFID Cards/Fobs
This feature allows a single card/fob multi-use capability - for example access to EV charging points, as well as gate or door security access to parking areas, etc.
o Management Integration
EV Group Manager is able to seamlessly integrate its EV charging reports into any third-party management system.
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