InCharge Energy has launched “InCharge as a Service,” an EV charging subscription offering for commercial fleets that provides the infrastructure they need, paid for on a monthly or variable basis, without directly owning and operating the infrastructure themselves.
InCharge Energy bundles all the costs of an EV charging infrastructure into a monthly fee that varies based on utilization. InCharge as a Service includes the following end-to-end support for fleet customers:
- Planning and engineering of the charging infrastructure, whether the customer chooses an existing site or needs assistance with new site acquisition
- Commissioning of charging hardware and any other additional equipment, as needed
- Free installation of the commissioned charging hardware and other equipment
- Service and maintenance of the chargers, with issue response times within 24 hours
- Access to and unlimited configurations of the In-Control software platform for charger monitoring
- Processing of government incentives and carbon credits, which can be applied to cover the monthly operating costs
InCharge as a Service customers have two payment options – by the mile, which is the traditional offering, or on a kWh basis, which the company says is unique to InCharge. With the per-kWh option, customers pay based on their monthly usage of the charging infrastructure. As a customer’s electrified fleet grows, so will their usage. For customers that are able to apply Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits to this service, their costs will be covered the more their utilization grows.