The landscape of EV charging in the UK is evolving with the introduction of the UK Public Charging Regulations, aimed specifically at standardising the charging experience for EV drivers. These regulations, pivotal for charge point operators and hardware manufacturers, apply to all public charge points, excluding those in workplaces and restricted use areas like private […]
Sign up for PowerBank in the Monta Portal. Create and maintain your own time-based tariffs with the Tariff Creator. Manage settings for multiple team members with Member Groups. Customise pricing for your roaming services with Roaming Price Components. Manage charging sponsorships better with the new Sponsored Charge Points flow.
With Virtual SolarCharge, you won’t have to change anything about your existing solar setup. The feature integrates with any solar panel hardware, takes 5 minutes to set up, and is completely free to use.
Start visualising your charging operations today and reap the benefits of data-driven insights.
Things can get puzzling in the fast-moving world of EVs, no doubt. Monta knows the feeling all too well. Understanding the ins and outs of the EV ecosystem takes time, but worry not! We’re here to help you demystify EV charging and make it a breeze. However, there are certain things we can control, and […]
The transportation sector is rapidly evolving, with EVs leading the charge towards a cleaner, more sustainable future. For EV owners, home charging stations have made the experience even more convenient. However, for those who have solar panels, an exciting possibility emerges. By connecting solar panels to their home chargers, users can cut down costs and […]
Save valuable time and effort in your financial management tasks with these new enhancements.
Ever dreamed of plugging in your electric vehicle and having the charging process start without any extra steps? Monta's AutoCharge is making this a reality for EV drivers everywhere.
Reimburse sponsored home charges at the end of the month and manage chargers better with the improved Charge Point Detail Page.
Keep track of your charging behaviour with the improved summary screen and follow your charging session right from your lock screen (currently only for iOS 16 users).
As the world rapidly transitions towards electric vehicles and a greener future, there is a growing need to establish a robust and user-friendly charging infrastructure. However, despite the surge in EV usage, there is still a significant lack of standardisation and transparency in the EV roaming market. In this post, we will explore the complexities […]
The landscape of personal transportation is undergoing a dynamic transformation across Europe, with electric vehicles (EVs) leading the way. This wave of change presents both opportunities and challenges for housing associations and residential units, as they strive to meet the rising demand for electric cars and remain competitive in the market. In this blog post, […]
Unlock new features in Monta Portal 2.0, seamlessly bulk-create Installer Jobs, and gain deeper insights and simplify troubleshooting with the Charge Point Debugger.
Customise your home charging experience with Monta Public API and understand better what you’ll be charged and why before starting your charge.
The global shift from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles (EVs) is driving exponential growth in the EV charging market. This growth is fueled by new EV models, government incentives, and efforts to reduce fossil fuel dependence. Utility companies have a unique opportunity to become integral players and capitalise on revenue opportunities. However, utility companies face […]
As the popularity of electric vehicles grows, so does the need for reliable and easily accessible charging infrastructure. Open standards, such as the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), are a crucial component in the advancement of EV charging infrastructure and play a crucial role in promoting interoperability between hardware and software providers, enabling diverse players […]
Finding an available charging station is a common challenge for EV drivers, leading to frustration and inconvenience at workplaces, residential areas, and events. At Monta, we have developed a game-changing solution: SmartQueue. In this blog post, we explore how SmartQueue enhances the EV charging experience by eliminating on-site waiting and optimising infrastructure utilisation, and share […]
We have improved our incident banners to be more targeted to the charge point you are about to use (public or private) and the action you are about to take.
Help detect incidents quickly and improve charger performance with the Overview Dashboard and drill down into your charge point logs with the Charge Point Debugger.
Attention Monta app users! Although we’re releasing only one update this month, it’s a big one! Once you have your own charger, all you want to do is charge. The last thing you’d want to do is spend too much time getting the charger up and running. For an installer or charge point operator, getting […]
Welcome to the latest edition of the Monta Portal update blog! We are excited to share with you the new features and improvements that we’ve been working on to enhance your user experience. This month, we’ve focused on bringing you more flexibility, convenience, and efficiency in managing your business through the Monta Portal. The updates […]
Welcome to the future of electric vehicle charging – Plug&Charge (PnC)! Imagine a world where you can simply pull up to a charging station and start charging your EV without having to worry about complicated payment processes or even taking your wallet out. This is the reality of PnC, which promises to revolutionise the way […]
Balancing the B2B and B2C Worlds While Navigating Hardware and Software Demands Building a tech company from scratch is very challenging. From the smallest local software provider to the largest multinational companies that we use every day, developing a sustainable, profitable company requires a tremendous amount of hard work, creative problem-solving, and a dash of […]
EV drivers and charge point businesses share one common frustration: disconnected chargers. It’s inconvenient, rather frequent, and slows the entire EV charging industry down. Is there nothing that can be done about it? The days of frustrating, disconnected charge points are officially a thing of the past, thanks to ‘The Gateway Project’ spearheaded by the […]
2022 has been an incredible year for us at Monta. We’ve built amazing products, brought on over 94 new employees and more than tripled our engineering team, scaled at high speeds, all while supporting the development of the EV charging infrastructure. All that didn’t come easily, and now that 2022 is almost over, we’ve had […]
The electrical grid is a literal lifeline for our homes and communities and yet, the power supply infrastructure has been struggling for years to meet the needs of an increasingly large population. The grid infrastructure has not kept pace with demand as energy consumption and generation grow over time, leading to imbalances, risk of shortages, […]
You may have thought the UK government released all of their smart charging regulations way back in June, but you’d be wrong. Schedule 1 of the smart charging regulations is coming on December 30th, so read on to learn more about the new requirements, what Monta is doing to help you with compliance, and what […]
With the holidays approaching, there is a palpable feeling in the air: the spirit of sharing. At Monta, we try to have that giving mentality that comes with Christmas times throughout the whole year. We give EV stakeholders freedom, flexibility, and access to our features so they can improve the EV ecosystem while we accelerate […]
One payment terminal for all your charge points within a site: Welcome Payter integration!
Why is workplace charging so important? A YouGov survey commissioned by Monta revealed that over 52% of surveyed EV drivers did not have access to a charge point at their place of work. When questioned further, 82% of those drivers expressed a desire to charge their EV at their place of work. Just 25% of […]
What is EV load balancing? Every building and location has a limited amount of power they can count on, so someone needs to be strategic in the way that this power is used to make the most out of it. Load balancing is here to make that decision for you, as the smart tool for […]
Have you ever wondered what your costs for charging at home are? The cost of the electricity used for EV charging at home. If so, you are not alone. Like many other Monta users, you found that you can see useful information in the Insights screen of the Monta app. However, these insights didn’t tell […]
Finding the right charge point for your EV vehicle can be quite a task. Here is a list of the 30+ best charge points to choose from!
How can you get the most out of your electric car? Here are 30+ smartphone apps every Danish EV driver needs to know about!
Transparency and knowledge are key elements the EV industry needs to take to move in the right direction. For both users and providers, understanding where prices come from, how charge points are performing, whether a transaction is successful, etc., can facilitate the adoption and retention of EV technologies. At Monta, we use data to decide […]
Would you buy something if you didn’t know the price? No? We neither. As the EV industry tries to find solutions for the lack of transparency and problematic pricing systems for both users and providers, another topic has become relevant to everyone: charge pricing predictability. With the introduction of tools for operators to offer fair […]
All week we’ve been exploring why EVs aren’t the only answer when looking to build a sustainable future. We’ve explored the rising cost of energy and the need for renewable electricity, we’ve explored energy efficiency and how to drive an electric car in a way that is more cost effective, and we’ve explored the need […]
Despite the fact that EV sales are skyrocketing across Europe, the lack of charge points is still one of the major barriers for mass adoption. Broken chargers, few home charging options and non-transparent pricing are obstacles people face every day. This begs the question: Are more EVs really the solution to reaching net zero emission […]
Efficient use of energy, sometimes referred to as just energy efficiency, is the aim to lower the amount of energy required for providing products and services, as well as reduce air pollution impacts. In a nutshell: Energy efficiency means using less energy for the same work, which cuts down on your homes energy waste and […]
It’s no secret that electricity prices have been rising across Europe, the rising energy prices have dominated headlines throughout the summer. According to the Household Energy Price Index average electricity costs in Europe have risen around 9p per kWh YoY from July 2021 to July 2022. In the UK electricity costs have risen around 36p […]
EV Smart Charging refers to a system that enables electric vehicle owners to charge their electric cars more efficiently and cost-effectively.
Defining the EV landscape Electric vehicle adoption is finally increasing across the world at a rapid pace, but one question remains: could we have accelerated that growth through smarter and more aggressive policies? We reviewed all of the current, and some old favourite, electric vehicle policies across Europe that have driven adoption by influencing new […]
Whether you’re managing or using charge points to fuel your EV lifestyle, highly volatile electricity prices are worsening life for both providers and consumers. The old-school fixed price per kWh setup, embraced by many, only works when prices are predictable and stable. But with this all-time high-volatility environment, a more flexible solution is needed. In […]
If you are the one in the house paying the electricity bill, there might be two words you can’t stand to hear anymore: volatility and high prices. Since the electricity market was highly impacted by geopolitical tensions in the first quarter of 2022, the most recent developments are driven by fears of supply chain disruptions, […]
As public charging infrastructures grow all over the world, so does irritation among users – the problem lies specifically with overpriced charge points when using roaming networks. Unfortunately, while the EV is booming, people in all areas of the charging ecosystem are trying to figure out what the best standards are on the go. There’s […]
Have you ever wondered what makes Monta different from all the other solutions out there? If you have, keep on reading. The truth is, this can be a bit of a tricky question. Many charge point management systems tout their many features. But given our ambition at Monta, we often ask ourselves: is our competition […]
The UK Government’s ban on the sale of new combustion cars from 2030 is fuelling a surge in electric vehicle (EV) adoption. But the growing popularity of EVs could be hindered if the country’s charging infrastructure fails to match demand. More than 190,000 EVs were registered in the UK last year and the forecast is […]
New features - a breakdown. Access and organize the most important settings for your charging site in one place
With the electric vehicle industry booming, many experts from different industries have been trying to predict where this sector is going; how many EV’s will be in X country by a certain year, how many charge points we will need to satisfy the demand, the number of models that a certain car brand will offer, […]
Denmark has applied adjustments to the taxation schemes for electric and plug-in hybrid cars, and for at-work charging. This is what you need to know: Company car tax deductions There was an update made to company cars’ taxation regulations for the years 2023-2026. There will be a deduction of 15,000DKK on tax basis for all […]
Picture this: you’re out to eat with your family and thought that it was also the perfect chance to charge your EV. There are some public charge points in the vicinity, so you find one near the restaurant and head that way. The charge point status says ‘available’. Perfect, right? Well, not so much, because […]
We often talk about how easy it is to add your charge points to Monta’s Portal. In this blog post we are going to walk you through just how effortless the process really is. First, know that you have two ways to do this: (1) add charge points one-by-one, or (2) bulk add charge points. […]
At Monta, we upgrade our user app and partner portal periodically to give all our users the best possible product. This month’s main focus was on making our current portal even better and helping our partners work more seamlessly. New features – a breakdown Bulk add charge points Do you need to connect more than […]
Things change quickly in the UK, especially when technologies like electric vehicles are involved. We did some digging into EV owners (and those considering purchasing an EV as their next vehicle) and found that unfortunately 44% of those surveyed didn’t feel confident in defining smart charging and when given multiple choice options to help them […]
Charging at home If you’re looking for an EV charge point installer, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the installer is experienced and certified. There are many different charge points on the market, many with different needs. So, it’s important to work with a certified professional to ensure […]
EV fleet management is the process of managing a pool of commercial electric vehicles. This could be anything from delivery service vehicles, car rental companies, or corporate vehicles.
Having EV charging management software in place, will help you access all the information about your charge points in one place and manage them smarter.
EV charging is inexpensive and simple with only a few new calculations and charging habits.
How long it takes to charge an electric car depends on many factors, such as the battery size, the charging station type and the time of charging.
Are you on the lookout for a new car? And are you thinking about buying a used EV? Then you’re in luck. This guide provides you with expert tips on how to buy the right used EV, how to get started and what you should be on the lookout for. The right research can save you a lot of money and frustrations, says car expert.
Let’s explore the Top 20 Longest range Electric cars on the market!
In Denmark, EV drivers are eligable for a tax refund if they charge their EV at home. It’s an incentive from the government to get more people drive EVs. EV drivers get 1.10 kr (0.10 GBP) back per used kWh for charging their car. Often it takes around 3, 6 or even up to 12 months to get the tax refund and the process is complex for most companies. That, however, has now been automated in Monta. Great news for both EV drivers and companies handling the payment.
We’ve just released a bunch of new features requested by you, our users. Check them out right here!
As we are finally letting 2020 behind, we are looking forward to seeing what new electric cars are due to go on sale in the upcoming years.
On average, 21.5 degree celsius is the most optimal temperature when it comes to your EV’s driving range.
The U.K., through the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, has put together an electric vehicle homecharge scheme for EV drivers to be able to afford the up front costs of installing a charge point.
How much carbon do you save driving an electric car Your small drive to work every day is hurting the planet. But so is doing dishes, eating chicken, having factories and planes and much more, making the concept of slowing global warming feel like an impossible task. Since transport is one of the largest sources […]
Are you planning on buying an electric vehicle? Here are the pros and cons you need to know!
Conceptually, EV Roaming is very simple – users will be able to use any provider’s station no matter whether they have a subscription to that provider or not, similarly to when you travel abroad and your phone connects to the roaming provider available there.
You can only reserve a charge point if the owner has enabled that option on their charge point and if the charge point’s status is ‘Available.’
As a charge point installer, you can take simple steps to set yourself up for success in a world where governments themselves are pushing for people and organisations to install charge points and advance charging infrastructures.
There are so many different services that installers such as yourself can effortlessly include and offer as part of their services. Not only is the demand for charge points growing, but so are the different offers that clients will be interested in. You as a charge point installer can capitalize on these and grow your business and revenue while doing so.
When installers such as yourself start working with Monta, setting it up in charge points you install for clients, a whole new world of opportunities opens up. Monta’s charge point management system gives you the chance to offer your clients more than just the hardware, solidifying your relationship with them. More importantly, you become a provider of more services - growing your business with Monta.
With Monta, you can turn your business from installation to operation, where you can find more opportunities as well as revenue. Here’s the difference: