When they began updating their fleet, the welfare organisation Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (Workers’ Samaritan Federation, ASB) in Munich was quick to decide that electric vehicles were the way of the future. The aging petrol cars were replaced with four Smart e-drives and four Renault ZOEs. To make sure that the new cars could be easily “refuelled” and that the grid connection in the underground car park was not overloaded, a suitable load management system was critical to planning and implementing the charging solution.
Solutions by The Mobility House
ChargePilot, the charging and energy management system, is perfectly suited to the application at the Munich nursing service ASB:
Transparent: Monitoring gives a clear overview for all charging stations and allows the creation of statistics. The data from the statistics can be used later for invoicing.
Scalable: In later stages of development, additional charging stations can be incorporated into the system. The manufacturer-independent system gives the ASB freedom of choice when selecting charging stations.
Economical:Without load management, the grid connection would be overloaded. The module avoided expansion of the grid and prevented expensive peak loads. This keeps the investment and operating costs low.
Future-proof: If a photovoltaic system is integrated, energy consumption could be significantly increased
At the Munich site, the network environment would soon have reached its limits due to the additional burden of the charging stations without any load management. But with the help of The Mobility House it became obvious that ChargePilot, our intelligent charging and energy management system, made it easy to load 8 vehicles and even expand their fleet.
The vendor-neutral software and hardware ChargePilot is already set for the breakthrough of electric mobility and can be extended almost infinitely.
At the same time, the charging and energy management ensures that sufficient energy is available for the other applications in the building. "With our solution, we avoid expensive load peaks by distributing the charges throughout the night," says Marcus Fendt, Managing Director of The Mobility House.
The locally installed solution includes a graphical user interface on the computer. Without any technical know-how, the ASB employees can see which vehicles are currently being charged, what amounts of energy are used and when the batteries are fully recharged.
We can calculate the length of the trips for at - home care very accurately and range is no issue for us whatsoever. Our employees like the small, manoeuvrable vehicles. They enjoy the fact that they no longer need to drive to the petrol station - instead, they get out of the car, plug it in in their garage, and are finished in 8 seconds.
Thomas Nindl - CEO of the Munich ASB
Loading solution for ASB
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The Mobility House relies on a future-proof charging solution for ASB. The central element is ChargePilot, the intelligent charging and energy management system developed by us.