24 Feb 2024

New virtual queueing for electric vehicle charging trialled

EV charging platform Monta is testing a new queueing feature it says will cut down on waiting at charge points for drivers.
Monta’s smart queueing function enables drivers to view, book and virtually queue for charge points at designated private charge points.

Monta used the Fully Charged Live South show, which takes place 28-30 April at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, to launch its new SmartQueue feature on 18 22KW charge points charge points installed by Powered by Monta partner, Rolec.

Alok Dubey, UK Country Manager at Monta, said: “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.

“With the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) ending on 31 March 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.

Rolec Sales Director Frankie Mellon added: “We’re thrilled to test Monta’s new feature on our new charge points at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. We can’t wait to share the results of the trial and demonstrate exactly how much attendees were able to charge across the show weekend.”

Monta’s platform currently has a network of more than 300,000 charge points across Europe.