Electric vehicle (EV) charging platform Monta, today announced a partnership with Smartzone, Ireland’s first dedicated smart homes solutions company. The partnership will see Monta and Smartzone provide homeowners and charge point operators a seamless way to manage charging schedules, view consumption data and give charging access to friends, family and guests.
Monta’s announcement today comes as Smartzone aims to roll out 25,000 home charges across Ireland by the end of 2025. From today, Smartzone will automatically connect its charging points to Monta’s back-end software. This will allow Smartzone customers to view their charging history, manage access to the charge point, and set their own pricing and usage.
Commenting on the announcement, Ricky Hill, Country Manager for Monta in Ireland said: “Monta is delighted to partner with Smartzone to help deliver a better, simpler EV user experience for the Irish market. Our combined software and infrastructure solutions will mean charge point operators can manage their installs all under one roof, while EV drivers will benefit from a much-improved user experience via our seamless app. We’re looking forward to helping Ireland complete its journey towards a greener future and help the Government achieve its plans as set out under the recently announced EV strategy.”
Also commenting on the partnership Justin McInerney, Smartzone CEO said: “We selected Monta as they offer a one-stop shop for EV charge point infrastructure that covers both front-end, and back-end software. Monta’s charge point management system eliminates the need to work with multiple providers, thereby reducing admin and additional workloads for us. This will help improve efficiency while providing EV drivers with an end-to-end solution easy to manage and use.”
Monta’s app and charge point management systems are designed to eliminate the need to connect to multiple providers. The partnership with Smartzone paves the way for Monta to accelerate adoption of EV technology across Ireland as the company aims to set up its technology at EV charging points across domestic and commercial sites, including company depots and fleets, car parks, apartment blocks, sports clubs, among other locations.
As Monta rolls out its platform more charging point operators will be equipped with Monta’s software to enable easy management of the charge point that will enable EV drivers to pay via Google Pay and Apple Pay.