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Mobilize adds home charging expensing to fleet EV management platform

Mobilize Power Solutions has expanded its charging management platform for fleets with a new home expensing solution.

The new solution makes it fairer for fleet drivers to expense EV business miles charged at home

Part of the ‘Mobilize Manager’ software platform, the new Fleet@Home service means business drivers can now directly expense business miles via their home EV charger, so that they are not out of pocket.

The service is supported by Sevadis Autel AC 7kW home chargers, which are installed at an employee’s home, sending back data in real time to the Mobilize Manager platform.

The data includes charging sessions, energy consumption and the cost per kWs used (based on the tariff details signed off by the fleet manager). The employee is then reimbursed for the energy used for business miles, via Mobilize Manager’s integrated Stripe payment functionality.

Mark Dickens, managing director at Mobilize Power Solutions, said: “Nearly 60% of electric vehicles are registered to businesses, with many of them being charged at home. However, it is time consuming and difficult to separate electricity used for charging, from a domestic bill. This can lead to some drivers not even bothering to claim back expenses or calculating the cost incorrectly, which means that EV drivers are likely to be out of pocket at the end of the month. This is why we have added the Fleet@Home functionality to Mobilize Manager – making it fairer for the business driver and easier for the fleet operator to manage.”

Not only does the new functionality make it fairer for fleet drivers to expense EV business miles charged at home but it also enables fleets to manage charging at home, at work and on the go, via one single platform.

An intuitive dashboard allows fleet operators to view energy consumption, costs, charge point status and charging sessions across workplace, depot, public and home charging networks.

For businesses that have drivers who need roaming charging, Mobilize Manager provides the Mobilize app and charge card. This provides access to over 30,000 public charge points across the UK. The app allows the business to pay for the charging session direct and then logs the session details onto the Mobilize Manager system for reporting and tracking.

Furthermore, for businesses that install charging facilities through Mobilize at their workplace or depot, Mobilize Manager enables them to open these private networks to the paying public and receive a revenue. The platform allows the business to set their own tariff and dictate access times, so that there is a guaranteed profit margin and the public users do not impact their daily operations.

MPS will launch the new Fleet@Home service as part of its ‘Mobilize Manager’ software platform at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2024, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham from 23-25 April.


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