Smart functionality is the ability to send and receive information via a secure communications network. This allows users to control the charge point by sending signals to:
- Increase or decrease rate of electricity flowing through
- Change the time at which electricity flows through the charge point
Additionally, charge points must offer Electricity supplier interoperability. This means that smart fuinctionality must continue even with a change of supplier. In the unfortunate event that the charge point loses connection to a communications network, it must still be capable of charging an electric vehicle.
What does this mean for Electric Miles users?:
The Electric Miles app already offers users this functionality! There is also the option to set the charger to 'Plug & charge' mode.