There are two ways that employers can set up workplace charging for their employees:
- Basic workplace charging
- Using the account hierarchy.
Basic workplace charging
The most basic setup for workplace charging in Everon doesn't require an account hierarchy. Employers can create a business account and activate their workplace stations and cards in it. Afterwards, they can provide charge cards to employees that need them.
Tips and variations
Employers that choose this setup can use additional platform features to their advantage.
Calculate utility expenses
All charging between workplace charge cards and stations is private. This means that employers can calculate the cost of their charging infrastructure by adding a reimbursement rate to their account. This doesn't mean their costs will be reimbursed, but it does enable them to track their expenses through transaction reports.
Track employee charging
Employers can provide a charge card to each employee that needs one, similar to providing access badges for an office building. Using the card's reference field, employers add a name or vehicle number to associate it with a certain employee. This can help them to track their employees' charging behavior in Business Portal and manage their expenses accordingly.
Enable paid visitor charging
Instead of providing cards to visitors so that they can charge for free, employers can make their stations public and optionally set a tariff. This means visitors with a card within your public and/or roaming network can use the employer's station. If the employer sets a tariff on their public stations, visitors will pay for their charging sessions. This enables the employer to cover their workplace utility expenses. In addition, employers can hide their public stations so that other EV drivers don't see them in their apps.
Charge on the go
Some employers have company EVs that employees can borrow for work trips, such as client visits. Employers can make their charge cards public, so that they work at stations within your public and/or roaming network. This way, employees won't suffer from range anxiety when they need to travel long distances for work.
Using the account hierarchy
Instead of managing all company assets in one account, employers can set up an account hierarchy. This allows them to manage access to their workplace stations and track each employee's charging habits separately. Through community charging, employees can use the workplace stations for free, while employers have a better view of their employees' consumption.
Tips and variations
This setup also comes with advantages for employers.
By activating charge cards in employee sub-accounts, employers have more control over monitoring their employees' charging habits. It also enables employees to track their own charging, giving them insight into how much they consume. In addition, if the employees' cards have been made public, they can use their account to log in to the EV Charge app and find stations to charge at on the go.
Enable paid or free visitor charging
As explained in basic workplace charging, employers can make their stations public so that visitors with a card within your public and/or roaming network can use their stations. Employers can also choose to activate cards in their own account and hand them to visitors, allowing them to charge for free.
Prepare for future lease options
Setting up their workplace use case using the account hierarchy means employers are already well-prepared to manage their EV fleet, should they decide to offer EV lease options to their employees. With their sub-accounts already set up, employers can activate their employees' lease stations. This gives employees immediate access to charging management features and means they can receive reimbursements for their home charging.