We're pretty sure there is no easier way of billing EV drivers for charging than using Virta's smart management system. Available to Virta Bundle customers (using Virta Public and Virta Private), the system allows automatic billing of customers as well as other convenient and forward-looking features. Here we touch upon some of the most important features.
Billing of EV charging doesn't have to be complicated – the comprehensive Virta back end system allows you to set a price for charging, with the income going straight into your bank account once a month – hassle-free. The management system is an important part of managing your charging points, with functions such as sharing station user rights, user statistics and controlling charging remotely. The system also makes it quick and easy to report any issues. Let's look into it all a little closer:
Automatic billing & setting a charging price | Virta Public & Private
As a Charging point owner, you can set a price for charging in the management system, and base it either on the amount of electricity charged, the time of charging, or both. The income from the charging points is automatically transferred to your bank account once a month through Virta's billing system. This eliminates all unnecessary paper work on your part, making the experience hassle-free and straightforward. With setting the charging price, you can earn back the initial investment of the installation of charging devices, and profit with your charging business.
The login information, as well as user instructions to the management system, are sent to you by email. Log into the system on admin.virta.fi.
If no price is set in the management system, the charging is free. Free charging attracts EV drivers to public charging points, but at the work place, free charging turns into a monetary benefit for the employees.
If your employees have company cars, the invoices for charging can be sent straight to the company, but the driver has to notify Virta’s customer service about this.
In a residential building, the price can be set as the price of electricity plus a suitable hourly rate. By setting a price, the EV drivers can repay the investment made by the housing cooperative.
Changing user rights | Virta Private
Private charging stations can only be used by EV drivers who have been cleared to use the device in the Virta management system. As the owner, you can always be aware of who has the right to charge at your charging point(s). This is especially important for residential buildings and companies, who want to share charging points only with residents or employees.
In order to give an EV driver user rights, the driver has to be a registered Virta user. If the driver has previously registered with Virta and used the public charging service, no additional registration is necessary. The EV driver can use the same mobile app and RFID for charging at home, at work and at public stations.
Statistics & administration | Virta Public & Private
The charging point owner can also use the Virta management system for viewing statistics, controlling charging remotely and reporting any issues. Statistics on used kWh, number of charging events, number of EV's charging etc. can all be viewed in the system. If a station is not working properly, you can use the admin panel to check its' status and release it for a customer in need. You can also restart the station remotely, and start and stop charging events in the panel. If an issue cannot be resolved, you can report it and allow our professionals to take care of it for you. All of these features allow for a comprehensive owner experience.
The management system is an important feature for all charging point owners, making especially billing and price setting effortless and comfortable. If you want to know more about our charging services, contact us here.