As electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, the need for accessible charging infrastructure has become increasingly important. However, for those living in multi-unit dwellings such as apartments and condos, access to EV chargers can be a challenge.
SWTCH Control is a new software, developed by SWTCH Energy, Brooklyn, N.Y., that helps condo and apartment buildings install more chargers. The cloud-based software platform, which was released in March 2023, is designed to make it easy for property managers to manage EV charging stations. It’s a timely software tool that should prove useful for developing electrical infrastructure in the age of the EV. For residential development and multi-unit dwellings, infrastructure installation can be quite challenging, so this software looks helpful to electrical contractors who commission such work.
This technology may also be useful for commercial facilities such as retail and office buildings who wish to provide EV charging to workers or customers.
The software is designed to work with any EV charger, allowing property managers to install and manage a network of charging stations that can be used by residents and visitors. A key benefit is that it helps to streamline installation of EV charging stations. The software provides property managers with detailed information about the installation process, including load distribution capability and requirements. This can help to reduce the time and cost associated with installing EV charging stations, making it easier for property managers to provide this important amenity to their residents.
It also helps property managers to manage these stations more effectively. The software provides real-time data, including usage statistics and service and maintenance needs. This can help property managers to ensure that the charging stations are working properly and are available for use.
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