Leaving your charging stations free to use to the public and not setting closed user groups or private tariffs can result in loss of revenue. It is important for businesses to properly manage and control their charging stations in order to ensure that they are being used effectively and efficiently.
It is remarkable how many businesses install electric vehicle charging stations - and without intent, leave them open for staff and customers to use as they wish for free. The cost of this is often hidden and gets missed in the overall electricity charges a business has to acknowledge. Adding to this, an environment where the cost of electricity is rising and the true cost of leaving chargers open is hidden.
Apart from cost implications, there are several reasons why businesses should not leave charge points open: