As we look back at 2023, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made in enhancing the Monta app, consistently developing new features and improvements. Our goal has always been to enable you to charge more efficiently and conveniently, whether you’re at home or on the road.
That’s why Monta has become more than just an app; it’s a digital companion that unlocks the full potential of owning an electric vehicle. With our continuous innovation in software solutions, we ensure that you stay in control of your charging experience at all times.
Whether you’ve recently joined the Monta community or have been part of our story from the start, this year-end update is an opportunity to reflect on the ways we’ve elevated the user experience in the Monta app.
Now let’s drive down memory lane and go over the key app highlights of 2023 which have helped you EV better than before.
Streamlined firmware updates
We made a significant leap in convenience by enabling the direct push of firmware updates from both the app and portal. Not being able to push firmware updates as soon as they are available increases the risk of having unstable charge points, so now you can ensure your charge points run smoothly at all times.
Successfully launched PowerBank
A standout update in 2023 was the launch of our PowerBank feature, fully operational in Denmark, Sweden, the UK, and Ireland.
PowerBank pauses ongoing charges on your home charger during a grid imbalance to help prevent blackouts. This innovative technology doesn’t just enhance charging efficiency but also significantly contributes to grid stability. The best part about it though? We reward you with Monta credits for letting us do that.
If you live in Denmark or Sweden, you can earn up to 50 DKK worth of Monta credits per charge point a month. Otherwise, if you live in the UK or Ireland, you can earn up to 5 GBP/EUR worth of Monta credits a month.
In 2023, our SmartCharge feature received a major upgrade, aimed at reducing failed charges and boosting reliability. With a success rate now exceeding 96%, SmartCharge doesn’t only help you charge when the energy is cheapest and greenest. It also notifies you about improper cable connections and reboots chargers when necessary, ensuring a seamless charging experience.
Launched Monta Public API
Monta Public API was introduced to cater to tech enthusiasts and smart homeowners, allowing for the integration of charge points, charges, and vehicle data with various systems, thereby offering unprecedented control and customisation at home.
Redesigned the charge summary screen
We updated the summary screen to provide more comprehensive details after each charge. This enhancement has been especially beneficial for home users, offering insights into costs, duration, and charging speeds, and thus improving transparency.
AutoCharge was a major addition to our suite of features, truly making EV charging as seamless as possible. With AutoCharge, you can forget about complicated payment methods or authentication processes. Just plug in to start charging and unplug to stop. So easy, right? The feature works with specific EV models and CCS chargers, marking a step forward in charging efficiency.
Rolled out Virtual SolarCharge
Virtual SolarCharge became available, allowing for solar-powered EV charging without complicated integrations or new software. This feature, compatible with any solar panel hardware, is a testament to our commitment to sustainable and cost-effective charging solutions.
Expanding the reach
In 2023, we continued to expand our network of charge points, including those available on roaming, to ensure you have access to charging wherever you are.
We added 154 new charger models, meaning now your digital companion seamlessly works with over 400 charger models and taps into a huge network of over 500,000 public charge points, allowing you to truly go beyond brands and borders wherever 2024 will lead you! See the complete list of supported charge points here.
As we wrap up 2023, the Monta app stands as a testament to a year of remarkable growth and innovation. We’ve not only fortified its foundations but also introduced elements that redefine the EV charging experience. Looking forward, the promise of 2024 holds even more exciting advancements, designed to make EV charging effortless, efficient, and tailored to your needs. Cheers to a year of progress, and here’s to an electrifying future with Monta!
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