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SmartCharge

Set charge point to only charge at times when conditions are met, such as low electricity price, low CO2, or high amount of renewable energy.
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What is it?

EV SmartCharging lets you charge at your own charge points in a cheaper, greener, and more efficient way.

Based on electricity data from the power market and the EV driver’s preferences, the algorithm comes up with the perfect schedule for the charge: Your car will be ready to go by the time you selected, with your preferred battery levels, and you will save CO2, money, or use green energy, depending on your SmartCharging preferences.

This way, EV drivers can charge during off-peak hours, with cheaper energy rates (e.g. at night), and help balance the grid, leading to more evenly-distributed energy consumption.

Why is it important?

Optimising the charging process reduces the overall charging costs, a big step towards more sustainable energy consumption. That is why making EV charging smarter and hassle-free has been a priority for Monta since day one.

What are the benefits?

Always being on your toes about finding the right time window for charging your electric vehicle can be tiring - there are too many things to take into account. This is why SmartCharging can make a difference, as it allows you to enjoy a number of benefits:
  • Reduce overall costs of charging your EV
  • Use electricity more efficiently by charging during off-peak hours
  • Avoid peak demand fees from your utility company
  • Increase convenience by setting charging preferences that fit your lifestyle the best

How does it work?

If you're interested in using SmartCharging, you need your own home charge point. Monta is compatible with most hardware brands, so SmartCharge works with any model listed here.
Once you have a charge point, you need to install the Monta app on your phone. Then, as soon as your charge point is connected to the internet via SIM or WiFi, you can connect it to Monta and configure it to your EV and charging needs.

How does SmartCharging benefit me?

Energy prices are highly unstable at the moment, and constantly checking the electricity prices to find the best times to charge is unrealistic. You can simply use SmartCharging to automate the process for you. This way you get to:
  • Reduce overall charging costs for your EV
  • Use electricity more efficiently by charging during off-peak hours
  • Avoid peak demand fees from your utility company
  • Increase convenience by setting charging preferences that fit your lifestyle the best

FAQ

What is it SmartCharging?

SmartCharging is a charging option in the Monta app that allows you to charge at your own charge points in a cheaper, greener, and more efficient way. You can choose between saving money, reducing your CO2 emission, focusing on renewable energy, or mixing all of the above.

Once you’ve set up your SmartCharge preferences, Monta comes up with the perfect charge schedule based on your needs. This way, you can charge during off-peak hours at cheaper energy rates (e.g. at night) and help balance the grid, leading to more sustainable energy consumption.

How can I use SmartCharging?

You need to own a charge point in order to use the SmartCharge feature. In case you don’t own one yet, you can buy whichever model fits your needs best as Monta integrates with most hardware brands.

Once you have a smart charge point, the next step is downloading and installing our app on your smartphone. Then, Monta will allow you to connect your charger to the internet and configure it to work with your specific EV and charging schedule.

Do I have to pay for SmartCharging?

SmartCharging, like any other Monta feature in the app, is free. You only need to connect your charge point(s) to Monta and configure your SmartCharge preferences in the app.

Do I need to use SmartCharging?

It is not a requirement to activate SmartCharging to use the other features in the app, but we believe it is an efficient way for you to charge cheaper, greener, and smarter. All you need is a charge point and the Monta app to start using the feature.

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