As owner of one or more Smappee EV charging stations, you want to have control over who is allowed to charge at your charging station. If you make your charging station publicly accessible, you want control over how users can pay and what fee they should be charged.
There are 3 different 'Session Activation Methods' available:
- Plug and charge: the charging station is freely accessible without needing to authorize. Anyone can plug their car into the charger and start charging for free. Note that this method cannot be combined with other Session Activation Methods.
- Swipe and charge:
- Free charging: charging is free with your Smappee Smart Charge Card or any other authorized RFID card. Once the charging cable is plugged-in, the user simply swipes their RFID card and the free charging session begins. All authorized cards must first be added to the whitelist using the 'Whitelisting' card on dashboard.smappee.net. See this article for more information. Each EV Wall includes one free Smappee Smart Charge Card. Additional cards can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Public charging: other EV drivers can use this charging station an pay with a payment card from a third-party eMSP such as Shell Recharge or Plugsurfing (full list available here). This can be done through Smappee's own CSMS or through a third-party CSMS. In case you would like to use the Smappee CSMS, please contact email@example.com to activate this. Note that there is a monthly cost of €5 per connector and a fee of 10% on each transaction. Smappee will transfer the earnings to the charging station owner every quarter.
- Scan and charge: the user pays by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) using the Smappee app. They scan the QR code shown on the charging station and the app will guide them through the process of starting the charging session. It is also possible to set discount rates for specific users. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to activate Scan and charge and, in the case of an EV Wall (Business), to request your QR code sticker. See this article for more information.
By default, Smappee charging stations are set to Plug and charge. To choose which 'Session Activation Methods' should be active, go to dashboard.smappee.net and navigate to the 'Charging station configuration' card:
Here, you can edit the active 'Session Activation Methods':