The electric vehicle (EV) charging platform Monta is trialling a virtual queuing function that is set to “dramatically reduce” time spent waiting to charge EVs.
On Friday (28 April), Monta launched its smart queueing function that allows UK EV drivers to view, book and virtually queue for chargepoints at specific private charging locations.
Monta identified that the SmartQueue feature will be specifically beneficial for UK workplaces, allowing employees to be notified when a chargepoint becomes available after joining the queue at the start of the day.
The feature also allows drivers to skip their turn or jump ahead if their need is urgent by communicating with other drivers in the queue via the app.
Monta trialled its virtual queuing feature at this year’s Fully Charged Live in Farnborough on chargepoints installed by partner, Rolec, to allow visitors a more efficient charging experience.
“While SmartQueue is primarily designed for a workplace audience, we’ve decided to test our new feature in the best way possible – by inviting the experienced EV drivers at Fully Charged Live to join our SmartQueue.” said Alok Dubey, UK country manager at Monta.
“With the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) ending on March 31st 2024, workplaces have a limited time left to install a subsidised EV charge point. At the same time, workplaces are struggling to effectively manage and make the most of their charge points.
“What we’re trying to do with SmartQueue is help employers and employees charge more efficiently without taking on the extra admin of managing a physical queue or keeping one eye on their car park.”