Find the best platform to reimburse home charging costs in your company, analyze charging data and monitor your EV fleet.
The transition to an electric fleet creates new challenges for companies. Reimbursing fuel costs is fully established in companies, but refunding employee charging costs requires new solutions.
There are many new players on the market that make it possible to reimburse home charging costs. Each platform has its pros and cons and… price.
Let’s compare Powerdale, EVBox and EEVEE Business, so you can find out what fits your needs.
Is a portable charging cable that tracks the energy transmitted to a car. This allows for insight into the electricity used at home. Powerdale manages the reimbursement of the electricity cost and sends a single invoice to the company. Powerdale does not offer a charge pass for public charging.
+ Cheap mobile cable
+ manages employee reimbursement
- Low reliability: missing or incorrect data via mobile cable
- No comprehensive overview of all charging sessions (public data missing and work too if no Powerdale stations)
Offers an all-in-one solution with a charge card for public usage (with roaming), and charging stations for work and at home with employees. Employees can use the charge card to identify themselves with the work or home chargers. EV box manages home electricity reimbursement to drivers and sends a single invoice to the company.
+ Solution for home, work and public
+ Reimbursement to employees
+ Platform to view total charging costs
- Requires EV Box charging stations at home or work to be able to track
- Costly hardware (smart chargers)
- Platform with limited insights
- Restricted to all in one product (if you have other charge cards or other charging infrastructure, too bad!)
Gets data directly from the car and thereby tracks all charging sessions across different locations. EEVEE can manage reimbursement for (home) charging and send a single invoice. EEVEE does not sell or install charging infrastructure and is therefore independent from any car or chargers brand.
+ No dependence on single hardware provider: compatible with all charging infrastructure, cards and cars
+ Full flexiblity to mix and match
+ Lower cost because no ‘smart’ hardware is needed
+ Data directly from the car, accurate
+ Wide range of insights about charing, driving and more
+ comprehensive overview of all lcoations (home work public)
+ Manages employee reimbursement
- Does not provide charge cards (and thus no single invoice for all charing) but more compatible with reality
- Not yet compatible with all brands
Let’s start with a graphical comparison of the brands EEVEE Business, Powerdale and EVBox.
Smart charging cables & smart charging station
Smart charging charging station
From the car API
EEVEE Business is the innovator, because it is the first to bring a hardware-free solution to the market. No smart charging cable or charging station, the data comes directly from the car.
That is much cheaper because it cuts the hardware cost. If you do want a charging station at home, you can opt for a much cheaper “dumb” charging station, which costs around $500.
Most companies today still pick a hardware solution over a hardware-free solution like EEVEE Business. Most all-in-1 solutions offer either a smart charging cable or smart charging station. That sounds like a convenient solution, but is a lot more expensive.
Companies that want to give their employees more flexibility about where they charge and want a cheaper solution are looking into the hardware-free solution of EEVEE Business.