The difference between Private and Public charge points

Set-up access settings of your charge point(s) - choose between private and public visibility.
Written by Yana Yankova
Last updated: 11 April, 2023

Private Public access settings

Private charge point

Private charging point is only used by the owner of the charge point and anyone else who wants to use this charge point needs to be invited and become a team member. Typically the owner of the charge point would send the invitation ("invite a member" in the app).

Free charging or a custom price can be set to anyone invited to use your private charge point.

Setting your charge point to be viewed as "Private" enables you use features such as Auto Start and Auto Smart Charge.

Important things to note:

  • Members to your charge point get access to all your charge points in the same team. So if you invite someone to your home charge point and also have a summer home charge point set up, they have access to that too.

  • Members get charged the price you set your charger at. So if you set it to 2.3DKK/kWh this is what they shall be charged. If you want them to charge their car for free, or at a different price, then you have to give them a custom private price. You can do this by clicking on the settings of the team member and changing the price.

  • If you have selected one of the Auto Start (plug & charge without opening the app) features, your members will also be able to access this.

Public charge point

Public charge points are visible on Monta map and can be used by people with Monta account. If you choose to place Monta sticker on your public charge point, then all EV drivers can also charge without  Monta account or the app.

Public charge point(s) will generate revenue to you!

When an EV driver charges on your public charge point, the price for the charge is automatically transferred to your Monta wallet 💸

You can add a different price for public and team members for each of your charge points.

You are also able to create a schedule, which will switch between a Public and a Private visibility of your charge point, for instance charge a higher price during the day and lower price during the night. This can be utilized if you want to share your charge point with other drivers when you are not using it, for example, when you are at work.

Here you can read more about how to set the details of your public charge point.

We recommend enabling roaming feature on your public charge point, which will allow your charge point to be visible on other apps as well. Read more about roaming here.

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