Up to 6 times cheaper EV charging with dynamic rates
More than just a charging station
Do you want to charge your electric car as cost-efficient as possible? With Smappee you can, based on solar energy, off-peak, and now also, dynamic rates. Want to learn more? Keep reading to find out what dynamic rates mean for your energy bill or submit the form to view a real-life example
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What are dynamic rates?
Energy suppliers are increasingly required to offer dynamic energy price contracts. With these contracts, electricity prices vary per day and usually even per hour. These flexible rates are linked to prices in wholesale electricity markets. In this way, the governments hope that consumers will become more energy conscious.
How can you save with dynamic rates?
When renewable energy production is high, such as on sunny or windy days, or when demand is low, such as at night, you as a consumer pay a lower price for your electricity. If you switch your electricity consumption to those times, such as by charging your electric car during high solar production or at night, you can save significantly or even get paid for the electricity you consume.
What do dynamic rates mean for your Smappee charging station?
With Smappee’s dynamic load-balancing, our charging stations use as much solar energy as possible or tap into energy when it’s the cheapest according to off-peak, capacity or dynamic rates. The combination of electric charging and dynamic rates is especially unique to Smappee. This way, you can be sure that when you switch from solar energy to power consumption from the grid, this is done at the lowest possible cost. You charge via the grid at the most cost-efficient time. This allows you to easily save on your energy bill and to charge your car up to six times cheaper with dynamic rates.
Dynamic load-balancing makes charging up to six times cheaper
Smappee’s dynamic load-balancing is included as a standard feature in some of our home charging solutions, or you can purchase it later as an upgrade package. For charging stations for businesses, you will need to buy the Smappee Infinity smart energy management system to enable dynamic load-balancing for multiple charging stations.
The Smappee App monitors your power consumption
The Smappee App allows you to use dynamic rates. You can activate different charging programs in the app and choose whether you want to charge at dynamic rates. With the app, you know exactly when your car is charging, when charging is paused due to a higher electricity price or higher power consumption by other devices in your house, and when charging is reactivated. It also shows you the rates at which you charged your car. And it also shows you how much electricity is coming from your solar panels.
The advantages of dynamic charging
- Save money. By charging your car at the lowest rates, you can charge cheaper than ever before. With Smappee, you can charge up to six times cheaper, thanks to dynamic rates and load-balancing.
- Better for the environment. When you choose to smartly use dynamic rates, you’re choosing an energy-efficient way of charging. The perfect combination of solar and grid charging at the most economical rate. This way, your energy consumption is also kind to our planet.
- Peace of mind. Thanks to smart charging with dynamic rates, you can relax. You can always be sure that your car will be charged in a cost-efficient way, without having to worry about high energy bills.
- Overload protection. Do you want to charge your car in the afternoon? No problem. Thanks to Smappee’s dynamic load-balancing, charging pauses when you’re using other devices in the house that need most of the electricity. Think about your lunch. When you’re cooking or using your dishwasher, the charging of your electric car is paused momentarily to protect against overloads.
Optimize your energy bill
Do you want to maximize your energy use and save money on charging? Smappee’s unique Artificial Intelligence lets you charge your hybrid or electric car during the day at the most advantageous off-peak rate, capacity rate, dynamic rate or with solar energy. This way, you save money and drive in an environmentally-friendly way. Now that’s smart ev charging!
The solution for truly smart EV charging
Have you recently started driving an electric vehicle or are you considering making the switch? Are you looking for a fast, safe and future-proof charging station for your home? Then Smappee has the solution for you. Smappee charging stations let you charge at home safely, easily and cheaply. Your car uses maximum energy during the off-peak hours, at the lowest dynamic rate or with solar power. And no more blown fuses when you charge with this smart charging station.
Frequently Asked Questions
- This makes the use of renewable energy even more important.
Therefore, Smappee offers a solution that maximizes the use of renewable energy and energy during off-peak hours throughout the day for each charging session. In this way, you optimise your self-sufficiency and save costs. Depending on your country, you may also need this smart feature to take advantage of tax cuts.
- The current infrastructure often cannot handle the additional energy demand of electric cars.
This can lead to blown fuses. Smappee’s autonomous overload protection ensures that cars can charge safely and the system stays within its power limit. Thus, an expensive extension of the electrical connection is not necessary.
- Most electric drivers must wait for their monthly bill to know how much charging has cost them.
By purchasing a Smappee EV Line charging station, you get a real-time overview of the charging process and an overview of the charging costs in the Smappee App and Dashboard. In addition, you can also perfectly track the extent to which your charging session used the solar energy you produced yourself. And that’s not all, combined with the energy management technology Smappee Infinity, you also get instant insight into your entire energy consumption. Discover which are the biggest energy guzzlers and how self-sufficient you really are. Take immediate action and monitor how you use energy through the Smappee App and Dashboard.
Smappee’s real smart charging relies on sophisticated data exchange systems that are automated and integrated with AI to ensure the most economical, well-timed, driver-oriented and infrastructure-friendly solution.
Smappee’s real smart charging makes it hands-free to always charge at the best rates, with maximum solar energy and avoiding exorbitant capacity rates, which can save you up to 50% on charging costs. You can also rest assured that your EV will always be charged at the time and level you require. Another real smart feature of Smappee, load balancing, protects your building (no tripping) and can save you up to 25% on installation costs.
If you want to charge your electric car at home in a way that is cost-effective, safe and efficient, a Smappee charging station offers all that plus award-winning design and technology.
Smappee helps you to charge your electric vehicle (EV) at home as cheaply as possible by taking advantage of variable energy tariffs. This also includes optimizing off-peak and capacity rates to charge your car more cost-effectively than ever. With Smappee’s smart use of dynamic rates and dynamic load-balancing, electric vehicle drivers can save up to 50% on charging their cars at home.
The integrated energy management system for home users will enable you to charge your car by using as much as possible solar energy and balancing it with flows from the grid. You can track this on Smappee’s user-friendly app, which lets you monitor and manage your energy consumption to reduce your monthly energy bill by as much as six times.
Safety matters as much as savings when using renewable energy to charge your electric car at home and Smappee’s smart technology also monitors your family’s power consumption throughout the day. If there is a sudden spike in your household use of electricity, your EV will receive less power for a while so that you can cook, do the laundry or heat your home without any interruptions. Smappee furthermore protects your building from blown fuses and ensures that the power does not trip.