TSG provides high-speed EV chargers for Maxol in Northern Ireland

TSG Ireland delivered the first dedicated electric vehicle (EV) hub for Maxol Kinnegar Service Station in Holywood, Co Down, close to Belfast City Airport. The site holds four high-speed chargers servicing up to six vehicles at once.

This project marks the start of the development of the right infrastructure to fully support the move to electric and is a totally new concept in EV charging, offering EV drivers a whole new charging solution. This project required the construction of an EV charging hub that is integrated with a Point-of-Sale (POS) system which TSG Ireland planned, managed and executed from end to end.

Aim of the project

The goal of TSG Ireland’s project for Maxol Kinnegar is to provide the EV charging infrastructure to construct the first-of-its-kind EV charging hub that is fully integrated with the POS system. This provides additional means of payment, including credit card, debit card, contactless, mobile phone payment, AMEX, Fuel Card and Loyalty, among other forms of electronic payments.

What services TSG Ireland provided

TSG offered a turnkey charging solution that covered Maxol’s project aims from the beginning until the finalisation. The project included:

  • Site design and installation

    Complete design and installation of the infrastructure

  • POS system

    Supply and installation of the Point-of-Sales

  • 4 HPC Circontrol EV chargers

    With six simultaneous DC charging spots

  • Project management

    Management of the entire project from the planning

  • Tests and commissioning

    Site tests, certifications and commissioning

  • Maintenance

    Maintenance works, so the hub is always available

TSG oversees the project from the beginning

There was no Charge Point Operator (CPO) involved in this project, just the Point-of-Sale system driving the chargers. Although TSG Ireland did not provide the civil or electrical infrastructure for this site, the Charge team worked very closely with Maxol’s contractors to provide a seamless EV charger installation and commissioning service for Maxol.

TSG provided its Slimtouch outdoor payment terminal (OPT) to control the EV chargers on site. The Slimtouch and associated Prizma software have been developed to control EV chargers using the OCPP protocol.

The OPT accepts several payment types, such as credit, debit, prepaid and fuel cards; mobile phone; EMV; and contactless bank cards (NFC).

Charging sessions are started and stopped by the EV driver using their card at the OPT (or in the store at some locations). This offers Maxol full control and detailed reporting on its EV charging infrastructure, unlike CPO propositions.

Different tariffs or price sets can be programmed, including:

  • A fixed starting fee, and a parking time fee;
  • An energy price in kWh;
  • A non-W&M (Weights and Measures) discount;
  • Different VAT rates for parking and charging.

The project provides full control of the following features and functions for EV charging:

Monitoring and management

  • Revenue generation and retention;
  • Control of pricing, and billing (e.g. fuel cards);
  • Reporting and MIS;
  • CRM.

Payment system

  • Integration with existing POS systems;
  • Maxol fuel card.

Servicing and maintenance

  • Features and functions of the EV charger.

The project was delivered on time for the scheduled opening date of 6th December 2022. Future deliveries include app development and integration with EV, new billing methods (such as ApplePay) and equipment upgrades like 350kW ultra-fast chargers.

TSG delivers turnkey electric solutions

This project represents a significant development for Maxol on their site in Kinnegar, and marked an important step in their journey towards being a more sustainable business. TSG Ireland is proud to have been a part of this project and is working closely with Maxol on new sites with similar solutions across the rest of the country.

If you would like to learn more about electric cars, charger installations, and all solutions that TSG can offer, contact TSG Charge experts.

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