Powertech Mobility, an infrastructure provider and system integrator of Electric Vehicles (EV) in the UAE has introduced a unique charge point management system software named ELVIS (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Solution). This will empower Charge Point Operators (CPOs) and EV owners and will help to optimize their energy usage and also derive data on the charging activities of their electric vehicles.
In collaboration with Numocity Technologies, an India-based digital platform for EV charging, the firm has customised the software for the UAE EV segment. Numocity Technologies is partly owned by the e-mobility division of global EV charging solutions firm ABB. Moreover, Powertech Mobility is the official SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) reseller of ELVIS representing Numocity’s localised software in the country.
Working as a subscription-based business model, ELVIS helps pair EV infrastructure hardware with advanced software. The software acts as a centralised management tool and share information on users’ EV charging habits and help in their energy efficiency decisions. This further helps facilitating a convenient, sustainable and economical solution to manage smart and sustainable electric mobility in the UAE.
With two years of successful operations after ELVIS’ launch in April 2021 for B2B and B2C sectors, it has been implemented been used for multiple purposes such as ranging from data monitoring for fleet operators, EV charging services for residents in high-rise towers and billing management for public users.ELVIS currently operates across 20 charging points in the UAE and has over 100 active users.
The main features include the software being hosted on Microsoft Cloud in the UAE, its vendor-agnostic element allowing interoperability among various IT systems and its ability to handle over 1,000 charge points offering immense scalability.
In addition, Powertech Mobility has also partnered with Network International, a UAE-based technology-enabled payment gateway solutions provider, for secure and seamless operations in managing bills for ELVIS’ users and operators.
The software further enable users to monitor the real-time status of their EV chargers (including charging session durations) and study their energy consumption to minimize downtime at charge points. It also help customers manage their invoicing and fault reports all on one platform and lower costs from automatic data collection, timely alerts, and engaging in necessary maintenance based on historical trends.
It can also help customers to easily locate and use the charging stations. Besides, RFID-enabled users can interact with the RFID-enabled charging equipment and pay for their charging session using the mobile application.
Arthi Srinivasan, Director of EV Charging Solutions at Powertech Mobility, said “Our aim through ELVIS is to help charge point operators optimize their electric vehicle supply equipment by monitoring and monetizing the service through real-time data. Managing demand through peak and off-peak pricing is another unique feature that will further improve their return on investment.”
“The versatility of ELVIS allows for B2B operation and B2C operations. Our target audiences include fleet operators, developers and property management companies, residents of high-rise buildings, and public users to mention a few. So far, our customers have had seamless experiences and we have received feedback signaling that ELVIS is well-suited for an independent EV charging service. This aligns with the local market as charging stations in the UAE are positioned for self-service. Therefore, everything from the billing process to the user interface for initiating and terminating a charging session is user-driven,” noted Vinay Premachandran, Director of Sales at Powertech Mobility.