Advanced Rates

Time of Day Rates

Introduction

With advanced rates, you can now define recurring rate schedules with differentiated pricing for different times of the day or different days in the week. Once defined you can reuse the same schedule across multiple charge stations.

Basic Rate

A basic rate is a traditional rate based on a combination of any of the following elements:

  • ENERGY : energy delivered
  • TIME : energy consumption period
  • FLAT : a flat fee
  • PARKING TIME : parking time fee with grace period
    See Setting Rates for further details.

Basic Rate Examples:

  • (Standard Rate): $2/hour for charging + $4 Parking fee with a 1 hour grace period
  • (Discounted Rate): $1.75/hour for charging

Create a Rate Schedule with Basic Rates

You can create a Schedule of Basic rates by creating a week-long layout.

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Default Rate

This is the fallback rate in case you have not defined every period in your Layout.

Admin Dashboard

Go to Rates Section in Admin Panel and from Rate Schedule click on Add button.

Select the Currency and Default rate and then create a Layout of existing basic rates over the week.

Create a new scheduleCreate a new schedule

Create a new schedule

Via API

const request = require('request');

const options = {
  method: 'POST',
  url: 'https://api.edrv.io/v1.1/rates/schedule',
  headers: {
    Accept: 'application/json',
    'Content-Type': 'application/json',
    Authorization: 'Bearer eDRV_TOKEN'
  },
  body: {
     "active": "true",
     "layout": [
          {
               "target": {
                    "start_time": "08:00",
                    "end_time": "20:00"
               },
               "rate": "5fca57b3fbfcc320b3b03f22"
          }
     ],
     "name": "Weekday Rate",
     "description": "3 USD per hour + 0.1 per kWh on Weekdays, 6 USD per hour + 0.2 per kWh on Weekends",
     "currency": "USD",
     "default_rate": "5fca57b3fbfcc320b3b03f22"
},
  json: true
};

request(options, function (error, response, body) {
  if (error) throw new Error(error);

  console.log(body);
  /*Save rate Id within your appication*/
  const rate_id = body.result._id;
  
});

Apply the Rate Schedule to a charge station

eDRV intelligently manages the calendar of rates to be applied based on the current time.

Admin Dashboard

You can apply the rate schedule while creating or updating a charge station. Go to Charge station > Add > Select the Rate schedule(with clock icon) from rate drop down.

via API's

You can use the rate schedule id in the POST/ PATCH Connector API's to apply the rate schedule for a charge station.