The Best Parking System Benefits For EV Charging Station
- Optimize the use of EV charging spots
- Have 24/7 real-time insight in charging spots occupancy
- Customize parking protection according to your needs
- Increase income by monetizing extra parking spots and optimizing parking spaces
5 EV Charging Station Parking Problems and Solutions
ICEing (Unauthorized Parking)
First, let us define ICE. This is a popular abbreviation in the automotive industry. It can refer to both internal combustion engines and in-car entertainment systems. The name was coined in the USA after many reports of big pickup truck owners parking near Tesla supercharging locations. In other words, the act of ICEing is to park in a place designated for electric vehicles without using or needing the charger. Sometimes it's accidental, but that's not always the case. The unfortunate aspect is that there isn't much an electric car owner can do about it, other than confront the gas car owners, which is probably not the greatest option.
Installing a Parklio™ Smart Parking Barrier at your EV charging location will solve the issue of ICEing. This eliminates the chance of another car using the charging space only for the sake of parking.
Despite their enthusiasm for their vehicles, most EV drivers will tell you that the infrastructure is currently insufficient, with too few public chargers and many of them frequently out of service. This will only worsen if EV sales continue to outnumber charger installations by such large percentages. That’s why more and more EV charging stations introduce the possibility of reserving a certain EV charging spot - but how to make it completely autonomous and user-friendly?
Reserving a spot in an EV charging station is even easier if you integrate Parklio™ API into your existing app. You can add an extra feature in the app which will show available parking barriers that are not in use. This way the customer can safely pre-book a charging spot, get digital keys to open the barrier, without having to worry someone will take the spot.
Real-time occupancy information
Having insight into real-time occupancy data of EV charging stations would help users see which station has available charging spots. This way, there would be no unnecessary search and driving around the city. Integrating Parklio™ API into your existing application would enable additional features for your EV charging spaces. For example, in case of an overstay of a certain vehicle, the other EV arriving will be automatically assigned with another available barrier and digital key.
Parklio™ API gives real-time data for each smart parking product; for example, clients who own multiple barriers will have access to information such as barrier condition, barrier location, auto-close option, barrier accessibility.
A rising issue is the unnecessary blocking or "hogging" of electric charging outlets. Because EV drivers charge their vehicles while parked, they frequently keep their vehicles parked at these locations, even when they are no longer charging. This is inefficient since it stops others from using the charging station.
With Parklio™ Parking Management System and Parklio™ Detect software, it will be easy to keep track of parking occupancy on your EV charging station. This way you will always know the exact period of time the vehicle has reserved and, if necessary, penalize the overstay.
Interoperability is one of the primary benefits of Parklio’s solutions since it allows EV charging station owners to fully utilize their potential. By integrating Parklio products into the EV charging station's current system, there will be no need for the Parklio Connect app, since the existing software will do all the job. For example, you can use your existing RFID cards and with Parklio™ API control both parking protection and EV charging spot. By having all operations handled with one card, it will be easier to track all data you need.
Parklio™ API expands the capability and scope of services available inside a single application. It can be integrated quickly and simply into any system, allowing the client's operational activities to be optimized.
Frequently Asked Questions About EV Charging Station Parking Issues
There are several ways to secure your EV charging station. If you want, you can protect the entire charging station, individual EV charging spots, or both. For instance, you can secure the entire station with Parklio™ Gate at the entry/exit point, along with the Parklio™ ANPR system for extra security. This option is suitable if your charging station is placed inside a parking lot. If your EV charging spots are on-street spots, then maybe you should think about getting a Parklio™ Smart Parking Barrier.
Not at all. Parklio™ Smart Parking Barrier works on rechargeable batteries (up to 1 year on one charge) and solar panel, which makes it sustainable and eco-friendly. It is also easy to install as the setup takes less than 10 minutes. Optionally, you can always connect the barrier to the power supply and never worry about charging. The same goes for the Parklio™ Gate - it comes in two versions, classic and solar/battery-powered.
In this case, the Parklio™ Smart Parking Barrier will send information to Parklio PMS that there’s a car on top. Via Parklio™ API, the incoming user will be automatically assigned with another spot and the one that overstayed will be charged with an extra fee.