We are updating the way our current auto start feature works.
This is the first iteration toward more automated charging. We will keep improving in this direction.
The changes includes:
1. Create charging rule
You know create a charging rule that Plug-to-start should initiate when the cable is plugged into the charger.
This means that you no longer have to do a SmartCharge manually that the auto start will use.
2. Added Scheduled charge as an option for Plug-to-start.
You will now be able to setup a charging rule for scheduled charge that will activate when the cable is plugged to the charger. E.g. Start: 00.30 -> Stop: 06.00
3. Better navigation
The current auto start settings have been way too hidden and near impossible to find. The new Plug-to-start setting will be available from the charge point settings and show whether it's enabled or not on the charge point.
If a Plug-to-start rule is enabled it will now also show on the charger screen with faster access to edit the settings.
For now the charging rules will be the same for all weekdays. We are working on the option to create more than one rule and choose which rules apply to which weekdays for more customisation. We would love more input regarding this!
This feature is expected for release within 3 weeks.
Please use this thread for suggestions and input - also when the feature is released.
We would really love to get you opinion on the direction and how we can make charging automation even better for you!
Det kunne være fint hvis man kunne sætte regler op for smart charge som fx find altid de(n) billigste time(r) og lad i den eller de billigeste time(r). Eller mindste forurenede timer.
A very welcomed function for our neighbours! Hopefully it’s implemented soon, and the payment is withdrawn from the Wallet that set-up auto start, and not from the Team wallet the chargers belongs to.
I have an idea to (in my mind) improve your app.
A possibility to create an shortcut with charging settings so it is really quick to start/set charging.
When the shortcut is created, one just needs to tap it to set the charging with the settings in the shortcut.
Through the app you need several presses of buttons and a swipe, why, it should be possible by a shortcut. (quick and easy)
I love the concept of smart charge but currently when you enable auto smart charge you also remove rfid authentication so all can connect and charge which exposes your charger to theft. Always having to start smart charge through the app is very inconvenient.
Would love to be able to start a smart charge with my rfid tag.
I will normally use AutoStart, so that the car charges up to its maximum when I plug in the cable.
However, sometimes I would like to use SmartCharge. I would FIRST use the app to prepare it, and THEN plug in the cable.
Simple! Right ?
Thee months ago you said it would be released in three weeks. What is the status?
When is this rolled out? I really this feature?
We're currently looking for people that will help us test the prototype for this feature before putting it in development.
The test is a 30 min online conversation where you go through the prototype and give your feedback. The purpose is to validate if the UI performs as intended. The test can be done in either English or Danish.
Attendees will receive 200dkk in credits in your Monta wallet that can be used for public charging.
If you are interested in giving your feedback and help to improve this feature, you can book a time slot for the test here:
If none of these time slots work out for you, but you would like to attend, let me know and i we can find another time.
When the SmartCharge is complete, the default should again be AutoStart.
We are currently testing a design that i believe will solve your problem.
If you are up for it, I'd like to include you in the test one of these days.
It's a 30min. online call where you go through the prototype and voice your opinion. We will give you 200kr credit in your Monta wallet after the interview that you can use for public charging.
If you are interested, you can book a time slot here:
If you want to participate but none of these times fit your schedule, let me know. We can set something up next week as well :)
Thanks for your input, it's a great one and luckily one that we are currently working on.
The first iteration of this is the ability to create charging rules (shortcut). We've begun development on this.
For now they will primarily be used to initiate the PlugToStart feature: Launch a rule when the cable is plugged to the charger.
Read more about it here:
However, we're planning on using these charging rules for manual starts as well, so you can launch your preferred setting with 1 click after opening the app. This is still being designed.
I would love this feature if you were able to identify that it was indeed my car that is plugged in.
Yes, we're definitely headed in that direction but there's no quick fix for how to do this.
We are exploring different options for how we can identify cars, but we're currently not in a state where i dare put an estimate on when it might be ready.