Mobilecharge

Charge Management

Charging E-buses intelligently

MOBILEcharge provides energy demand forecasts and reports, monitors charging processes and ensures balanced charge management to avoid expensive peak loads in the network.

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about MOBILEcharge

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Learn more about MOBILEcharge in our Product Description and in our article about Potential Cost Savings of a Charge Management. You can get support for the creation of tenders from our Tender Support.

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Cost savings through peak shaving - choose your own software

A charging management system interconnects infrastructure and vehicles. It should therefore be compatible with systems from different manufacturers. Decide for yourself which software you want to use. Peak shaving is a method of charge control. The aim of this method is to balance power drawn from the energy grid. In doing so, power peaks are capped and energy costs are reduced.

Why MOBILEcharge?

Intelligent charging processes

Intelligent charging processes incorporating operational data, variable electricity tariffs, energy storage and vehicle data.

Centralized charge management

Streamlined monitoring and control during operation and charging of the entire fleet.

Optimized charging performance

Parallel, controlled and automated charging processes.

Battery saving

Protection of the battery by balancing the total current load.

Standards

OCPP (Open Charge Point Protocol),
ISO 15118 VAS (Value Added Services),
VDV 463 and VDV 261

Controlling

Active diagnostics and remote control of charging points and transformers.

Independent and safe data

As a third-party provider, we offer independent data you can trust. Our long experience in data collection guarantees the security of the data.

Valueable insights & actionable advice

Gain valuable insights in real-time energy management, live fault alerts, operational reports and smart charging. Benefit from forecasts for depots and power suppliers.

Easy to integrate

Easy Integration in the application landscape between ITCS, depot management system and energy supplier. So independent from your software systems, you can optimize your fleet operations and charging performance.

Charging E-buses
efficiently

We coordinate your growing electric bus fleet and make ideal use of charging windows in the depot and on the route through charging management. Our management system ensures parallel, controlled and automated charging processes. It links charging points, energy supply and operational information systems. The result is a balanced load management system that incorporates your operational requirements, lower peak power and the use of cost-effective energy tariffs.

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Intelligent charging of E-buses in Norway

Keolis succeeds in starting to operate electric buses in Bergen with complete success.

With MOBILEcharge, charging processes can be controlled and monitored. This makes it possible to see remotely if there is a fault, if a charge is not working, and how the state of charge of each bus develops during the night. This innovative and sustainable solution could be a model for many other cities.

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Dashboard

Get a quick and easy overview of your charging performance and energy consumption, historically and in real time.

Charging plan

This is your timetable for all parent and upcoming charging processes.

FAQ

The charging time depends essentially on the vehicle’s charging type and battery size. Charging in the depot is currently 150 kW, while pantograph charging can be up to 450 kW. For a battery with 400 kWh, the charging time is about 6 hours for depot charging and 2 hours for pantograph charging.

Buses can be charged conductively (physically connected to charging station) with direct current or inductively (contactless) with alternating current. Charging begins fully automatically once the vehicle and the charging station have been connected and data has been exchanged between the two systems. In addition to overnight charging at the depot, there are also concepts in which the vehicles are briefly charged at high power at each end of the line. Different charging concepts will make more sense, depending on the line length and route profile, for example, one option could also be inductive charging at individual stops.

A battery bus, also called an electric bus, e-bus or accumulator bus, is a bus that is powered by an electric motor and, in the same way as an electric car, draws its propulsion energy during the journey exclusively from a traction battery carried on board.

A total of 727 buses with electric engines were registered in Germany at the beginning of 2021 (source: de.statista.com).

VDV 463 is an interface that regulates communication between the charging management system and the upstream systems of the transport companies (traffic control system (ITCS) and depot management system (BMS)). This means that  planning requirements from operations are taken into account when controlling charging processes via the charging management system, and important vehicle status data is also transferred to the upstream systems.

https://knowhow.vdv.de/documents/463/

VDV 261 defines how the charging management system communicates with the vehicle via the charging station with regard to preconditioning. It is based on an extension of ISO 15118.

A charging management system monitors and controls several simultaneous charging processes. Many parameters are taken into account that a single person could not possibly record, process and control to this extent within a limited period of time. A charging management system has a defined strategy according to which it charges several vehicles simultaneously. One strategy might ,  for example: The first vehicle to reach the charging point should be charged the fastest. Another might be, for example: All vehicles should be fully charged by the time they leave at 04:00 am and the charging power should be the same for all vehicles.

The larger the fleet, the more important charging management is. Controlling and monitoring multiple charging processes is very time-consuming and can lead to problems without charging management. For example, power connections can be overloaded or vehicles might not be fully charged in time, which could lead to outages.

Charging can be monitored using central charging management software. The charging management software exchanges information with the vehicle, gives commands to the vehicle, and graphically displays the current information status . Charging management software can also exchange data with other systems and use information from other systems to integrate the status information into the user’s context. The software is location-independent and can be used from anywhere.

The charging processes can be controlled in different ways. Technically, the charging station controls the charging process in close cooperation with the vehicle. Basically, the vehicle communicates how much energy it needs and the charging station supplies the energy according to a prescribed charging profile. The charging profile can be improved by charging management software.

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The „ASEAG“ (short for Aachen Tramway and Energy Supply Company), is soon charging their electric bus fleet with MOBILEcharge. Up to 150 charging points will be created in the ASEAG depot, which will work with VDV 463 and VDV 261, among others.

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In this 5-minute video, the bus charging management MOBILEcharge is demonstrated and explained to you by our Sales Manager.

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In a compact presentation, you will learn everything you need to know about the tender for the charge management system.

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