University of Comillas (Madrid) – EV Charging & Paying experience

- Madrid, Spain, Europe

CIRCONTROL is a global provider of efficiency solutions for car parks and urban mobility. The solutions (Parking Guidance System CIRPARK & Charging System for EV CIRCARLIFE) are part of the system which is controlled by the SCADA software, making possible an integrate technology solution with central operation & control, as well as additional services, from third party systems.

CIRCARLIFE, the range of EV charging stations, with over 4,000 charging points deployed at airports, train stations, shopping malls, cities & municipalities throughout Europe has been recently interfaced with Skidata parking management system in order to bring to the market a pay as you go system based on the same ticket from the parking column.Circontrol - CirCarLife

The car park at the Pontifice University of Comillas (Madrid) has been the first site where this combination has been implemented.University of Comillas

The EV drivers will make their journey as simple as possible. Usually, Electric Vehicle users must carry lots of RFID cards and must be registered on many different schemes in order use Circontrol - Cirproductthe different models of EV charging stations installed along the globe.

By interfacing the EV Charging station with the Parking Management System, the users at University of Comillas can use the barcode & magnetic stripe ticket to be identified at the EV charging station and to pay for parking fee and energy consumption from the pay station.

The system is based on the “Circarlife Multipoint system” includes a user touch screen interface and 8 charging stations single phase.
The “brain” of the multipoint is connected by TCP/IP with parking management system database, so the system ensure that the ticket being used is valid and belong to a visitor or a season user. Furthermore, the multipoint system allows the “smart grid” management, which combine smart metering of energy consumption to avoid overload of the electricity network.

The operator will benefit of having a single revenue management system for control both parking and charging stations.

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