With more and more people making the switch to electric vehicles, it’s vital that owners have access to the necessary infrastructure and information in order to make this mode of transport work for them. Whilst companies such as Franklin are installing more chargers in both commercial and domestic locations, owners must perform a fairly significant step change in the way they approach their vehicle and daily journey if they are to enjoy the many benefits EV offer.
As a leading UK installer of EV charging solutions, the development of our products has been managed in conjunction with the development of equally important software. Franklin Energy’s ‘LiFe’ management information system allows us to monitor all aspects of the network ensuring a 99% uptime as well as real time status of all charge points, in turn allowing us to diagnose and fix issues as soon as they are flagged within our system.
This powerful software is at the epicentre of the operation and is crucial for maintaining a high up-time across the network. Charging is set by kWh at a fixed cost of £0.30 kWh with a minimum payment of £2. For example a 20kWh charge would cost £6. There are no subscription fees, you only Pay for the electricity you use and payment can be made by direct debit through your bank account.
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LiFe allows you to manage charging points by recording and organizing all data in a centralized database. This allows us to control, monitor, and support all the connected charging points. LiFe offers wide-ranging reporting capabilities for the analysis of the charging behaviour and the use of charging points including: Energy consumption, Time-use reporting, Geo location frequency of use and Data Analytics. All this information is captured and displayed within our system and can be used to produce effective usage and status reporting for our customers.
Modern charging points offer numerous functions for remote control. LiFe supports a variety of functions, including firmware updates; configuration changes, and start/stop charging operations. Additionally, we are able to configure individual pricing tariffs for each individual point whether it be for commercial or domestic use. This functionality mitigates the need for on-site service and configuration as this can be controlled remotely via the software.
We are continually developing our software to ensure we deliver optimum uptime whilst introducing new benefits that will enhance customer experience. Through our new app you are now able to make on the spot payment via Stripe allowing you to generate revenue from EV charging as well as locating and navigating you to the nearest available charging point.
The time to make the move to EV is now. We all recognise this is the path that the entire modern transport industry is on and is a matter of when not if you will join it. By working with us and accessing our LiFe network, you are already one step ahead with the most sophisticated, simple and beneficial support system available on the UK market today.