A key challenge for fleet managers is that depending on the time of day, electricity costs can very dramatically. Most utilities have Time of Use billing tiers, with On-Peak, Partial-Peak, and Off-Peak pricing. Demand charges can also impact the potential savings that EVs can provide. There can be a 10x differential when demand charges are avoided versus when they are not.
Effective EV charging management must include an awareness of electrical demand charges and TOU billing.Unfortunately, Fleet and MUD EV charging patterns often have the majority of EVs charging in the same period (evening). This concentrated power demand could add to the peak assessment and extra fees. The use of a integrated fuel management system that includes electrical power management is a key here.
By Multiforce Systems
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