As a Charging Service Provider, you offer an EV charging management solution to your customers through your tenant. Everon enables you to commercialize this flexibly, so that you can offer particular services per country or account.
There are three main steps involved in setting up your propositions.
- Create the legal entity that your customers ultimately have a contractual relationship with when activating their station or card.
- Create supported countries in which you operate and your accounts reside and to which certain products are available.
- Create billing plans for your customers to select when activating their station or card.
Instructions are provided in the respective pages.
Below, you can find out more about the process of setting up propositions.
Setting up billing plans
Customers select a billing plan (subscription) when activating their card or station. In other words, they subscribe to use the management features available in the platform based on the asset they activate. This means that you can set up propositions depending on the services you wish to offer, and all of these are combined in the billing plans a customer chooses.
The flow in a nutshell
To set up a billing plan, you must first create a legal entity and supported country. After doing this, you can start to add products for the assets that you offer to your customers, and plans based on the products. Card plans are always based on a card product, and station plans are always based on a station product. Together, these form the billing plans (subscriptions) that are available to your customers. Your customer chooses a subscription from those that are available to them when they activate their asset(s).
Relationship between legal entities, supported countries, and billing plans
Legal entities, supported countries, and billing plans are interrelated:
- Billing plans (subscriptions) contain products.
- A product is available in a particular supported country.
- Supported countries are countries in which a legal entity offers its services to accounts.
In other words, a legal entity forms the basis for your entire operation: without creating a legal entity it's not possible to create supported countries, and therefore not possible to create billing plans.
The same legal entity can be selected for multiple supported countries. However, the supported country is not necessarily the same as the country in which the legal entity resides (the country entered when creating the legal entity).
Information about the legal entity is displayed to customers in the overview when they activate an asset:
- VAT% that applies to the subscription, based on the country in which the legal entity resides (not derived from the supported country).
- The currency of the subscription, based on the currency selected when creating the legal entity (not derived from the supported country).
- Address information of the legal entity.
It may be the case that your legal entity operates in multiple supported countries. The currency and VAT% that apply in these countries may differ from those of the legal entity. Be aware that the asset activation overview in the platform always displays the VAT% and currency that apply to the legal entity.
Different currencies per country
Depending on how you want to set up your business, you can opt to create a legal entity for each supported country that has a different currency and VAT%, so that the local values are displayed in the asset activation overview.
An example of how it works