New EEVEE app reveals real cost of charging electric vehicles
A new app that can provide in-depth data on the real cost of charging has launched for drivers and fleets.
Designed to make EV charging more transparent and help with expenses for charging, the platform and accompanying app connects directly with vehicles to unlock real-time information on consumption, cost and charging efficiency – it’s said to be the only solution able to do so in this way.
It’s been developed to solve a long-standing problem faced by company EV drivers – how to accurately claim back home charging costs for business use – and is effectively a digital fuel card that generates reports for users. These can be sent automatically to the accounting department of their employer. EEVEE also links directly to many accounting and fleet management systems.
The app is already being used for Tesla drivers in 47 countries, with a rapid rollout of additional compatible models from different brands underway, including BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
The platform has been developed by EEVEE Mobility, which says it’s on a mission to accelerate EV adoption through its ecosystem of digital products and services.
Founder Steffen Brans explained: “We are electric car enthusiasts and we want to help accelerate the adoption of EVs by giving owners the full story on how much it’s costing them to charge and run. The increasing number of charging solutions, cards and rates makes it hard for EV owners to keep track of how much they are spending, with multiple data sources for charge costs if they use different charging networks.
“EEVEE, with its powerful app and secure, advanced connected vehicle technology, cuts through the confusion. It is the ultimate tool for giving consumers and companies total transparency to all charging costs and real-time efficiency information.”
EEVEE also takes care of any security concerns. To establish a safe and secure connection with a vehicle, it uses a ‘virtual key’ provided by the manufacturer, known as an API token. Once connected, advanced ‘Vehicle to Cloud’ (V2C) technology allows vehicles to share information with EEVEE, which can then provide users with real-time information on consumption, cost and efficiency.
It’s also fully GDPR compliant, ensuring that users retain full control of their data at all times; users’ credentials are never stored on a server, not even temporarily.