Feature request - comprehensive scheduling

Hi.
I’m on a day/night and weekend electricity pricing plan. 10c/kWh 9pm to 7am weekdays and all weekend. 28c/kWh 7am to 9pm Mon thru Friday. With the Electricity Authority’s push for more cost reflective pricing, I think that pricing plans like that will become more common.

The charger only lets me set a start and finish time that applies every day. I’d like to schedule it so that it starts charging at 9pm on weekdays, but starts charging straight away on weekends. I know I can hit the “charge now” button, but that’s too hard.

As a follow up - it would be good if the electricity price that calculates the costs could also reflect the prices at different times.

Thanks!

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Hi Alex.

Thanks for your suggestion. We are planning on adding more comprehensive charge scheduling options into the app, so it’s good to hear your specific use case so we can make sure that’s one of the capabilities we make possible.

There are a few other things we need to get done first, so it won’t be coming in the very near term - probably a couple of months out based on what I know today. Hopefully you can survive using the Charge Now button for the next few weekends!

Fully agreed with you on the push for cost-reflective pricing and the need for this to end up being passed through to customers via the retailers. We’re going to struggle to get EVs charging at the best time for the grid without something like that in place.

Tom

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Hi
I would also like this feature. My power company has 1 free hour of power 9 -10pm and then off peak 11pm - 7am.
Pressing charge now at 11pm each night will be frustrating.
I guess I can achieve this in the meantime by setting my schedule to be 9pm - 7am and using the Load Management - and setting 10pm - 11pm to be 0A. I assume the Charge Now button never overrides this though so if I wanted to charge between 10pm - 11pm I would need to adjust the Load Management Profile?

Hi @Brad,

Welcome to the Evnex community! Apologies for the late response :slight_smile:

Thank you for putting forward a feature request.

You are correct you can use a combination of schedule + load management profile settings.

As you might already have figured out, pressing the Charge Now button does override the load management profile therefore you would not need to adjust the Load management profile.

Kind regards,

Pedro

Plus one for both the multiple scheduling and multi-rate cost calculation.

Is there any ETA since your note in January, @TomRose ?

@PedroCassini could you direct me to the load profile management setting, please?
[Edit] found https://app.evnex.io/ through rummaging around in this forum and can see it there

Hi TTP,

Tom is currently on holiday for the next few weeks, I will double check on ETA when he gets back.

Yes that’s correct, this is the site you can login and see the load management settings.

Thanks,

Pedro

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Hi all.

We’ve been doing some background work on our app to make it easier for us to expand it with new features. The first release is coming shortly, and the comprehensive scheduling will be in a future release this quarter.

Tom

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We are also on a mixed rate plan. It would be useful to be able to set all of the time bands for each rate and the actual price per unit for each. (including free as a free hour is becoming more common) and then be able to prioritise useage.
eg priority 1= Free, 2=Off peak, 3 =shoulder etc
Maybe that data could even be scraped from the providers so that an EVNEX app user simply selects their provider and the plan they are on and the times / rates are automatically populated. That way, when the rates change the apps rates would automatically reflect this.

Hi Chris.

We’re currently working on this exact feature :slight_smile:

Initially it won’t be possible to scrape from providers (largely because rates are not the same for everyone even if they’re on the same plan), but you’ll be able to configure Peak / Off-peak / Night / Free / Solar costs and have prices calculated much more accurately than with the existing flat rate.

Keep a look out for an app update later this month!

Tom

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This gives me the warm fuzzies!