Electric vehicle (EV) charge point management platform, Fuuse, continues its accelerated growth with expansion into Ireland. The EV charging platform and fleet transition partner have appointed Alex Baker, a veteran fleet innovator, to deliver ambitious expansion plans across the country.
Initial projects in the region include powering Siemens’ chargers, installed at Dublin City University’s Innovation Campus and working with installers eCharge to provide EV charging at the five star luxury Castlemartyr Resort Hotel in County Cork.
Fuuse offers a comprehensive platform to configure and manage the EV charging operations of entire fleets and manage multi-hardware networks of chargers from one easy-to-use system.
Working with both the public and private sectors, Fuuse enables flexible access controls. This means chargers can remain private for authorised drivers or be opened to the public to generate revenue. In addition, operators have extensive configuration options to set different rules for driver groups, including opening times and managing multiple tariffs.
Fuuse advanced features include enhanced smart charging capabilities, energy monitoring and management, fuel card integrations, home charging payments for fleet employees and remote maintenance.
Alex Baker joins the team to support Fuuse’s international growth. Alex brings 20-plus years of experience in fleet and technology and is well-versed in helping organisations with EV strategy, e-mobility and V2G projects.
Alex Baker, County Manager, said: “With a target of nearly a million EVs on the roads in Ireland by 2030 and following several new initiatives to encourage EV adoption across the country, the need for robust and scalable charging infrastructure is now paramount to Ireland’s climate action success.
“For businesses, destinations, local authorities and fleets, this means considering how EV uptake and sustainability goals will affect their operations, and what charging facility they will need to cover all of their business and driver needs.”
Fuuse has extended its relationships with manufacturers and partners established in the UK to facilitate the smooth introduction into Ireland. Recently announced as Siemens preferred supplier in the UK and Ireland for workplace and destination car park EV infrastructure, installation of Siemens chargers, powered by Fuuse, is currently taking place at DCU Alpha: Dublin City University’s Innovation Campus.
Owen Murray, Siemens eMobility lead in Ireland, said: “In order to meet targets for electric vehicle adoption, we must ensure electric vehicle infrastructure across Ireland is accessible to everyone.
“Working with our preferred software supplier, Fuuse, we’re installing charging stations, which can optimise energy consumption, and provide opportunities for additional revenue, perfect for use across commercial premises – offices, hospitals, university campuses and more.”
As a flexible platform, Fuuse caters for the charging needs across sectors. Working with eCharge, the charging software now powers 4x 22w chargers at the luxury Castlemartyr Resort Hotel in County Cork.
Neil Campbell, MD of eCharge at eEnergy Plc, said: “We selected Fuuse as our foundation for eCharge because it provides a versatile charge point management platform designed to open standards and is compatible with all OCPP compliant devices. The platform enables our customers to generate recurring income through platform sales.”
Back in October 2022, Fuuse, announced it will be enabling businesses to utilise their EV charging assets to help protect the UK’s energy supply this winter. The announcement comes in response to the National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service that launched on 1 November. This incentivises those who can, to reduce their energy consumption at peak times.
In a bid to relieve pressure on the grid, Fuuse users who sign up for the scheme will be financially incentivised to turn down their vehicle charging during peak times. These ‘demand response’ events are expected to happen mainly between the hours of 8am and 10am, and 4pm and 8pm, and could occur any day of the week.