A tariff functions as a set of pricing rules for a charging session. These rules consist of scheduled fees and the option to apply them on certain time and days, which categorize into different types such as “kWh,” “Minute,” and “Flat”.

You can think of them as different categories for the things you want to pay for, like electricity, a flat fee for a service, or time-based charges.In cases where you have multiple scheduled fees of the same type, only the first one meeting certain criteria is used, avoiding double charges.

You can simultaneously apply scheduled fees of different types, like “kWh” and “Minute". That means you can be charged for “kWh” and “Minute” at the same time. But if you have more than one scheduled fee of the same type (let’s say you have two “kWh” fees), only the first one that meets certain conditions will count. You won’t have to pay for both, just the first one that “follows the rules”.

If there is no scheduled fee that aligns with specific conditions for a particular type, the “default fee” serves as a fallback, offering a standard rate.


Setting up your tariff

In Spirii Connect, this is controlled via the tab Advanced under tariffs. After the creation, the tariff can be added to one or more locations you manage. When setting up a flexible tariff, there are some important things to consider:

  1. What type of fee Fees can be based on time (charged per minute of usage), energy usage (charged by the amount of kWh consumed), or a one-time flat fee (charged once per session).

  2. When should the fee be active (we call this “schedules”) Scheduled fees are customizable for specific time slots and days, with the option for a delayed start (See delay below).

  3. Using a delay A delayed start is a rescheduling that pushes the intended start time for all fees within this schedule.

The order of the fees
Scheduled fees are processed sequentially from top to bottom.

Therefore resolving any time conflicts is necessary to activate the single fee.


Creating a flexible tariff

In Spirii Connect, navigate to the Tariffs menu

  1. Navigate to the Advanced (BETA) tab

  2. Click Create advanced tariff on the top right corner to get started


  3. First, define the general info and owner details of the tariff:

    • Give the tariff a fitting name (e.g. “Public DC charging price”)

    • Select the currency you want to operate in (e.g. “EUR”)

    • Set the customer if you are creating the tariff on behalf of one of your customers. This customer will be able to view and edit the tariff afterward if they have a login to Spirii Connect.
      • Alternatively, select “All Customers” if you want the tariff to be shared across multiple of your customers’ locations.

  4. Second, define the default fee of the tariff

    • Select whether you want the base price to be fixed or dynamic (spot price-based)
      ⚠️ Note: For now, only the fixed option is available.
    • Define the default price and the unit (pricing per kWh or per minute charged)


  5. Optionally, add one or more scheduled fees to fit your use case. Scheduled fees will replace the default fee when active.

    • Select the fee type you need. You have the option to decide between:

      • Fee per kWh - A fee per kWh charged
      • Fee per minute - A fee charged per minute of the session
      • Flat fee - A one-time fee per session


    • Enter the amount this fee should cost
    • Define if this fee should only be added on certain timeslots and specific days of the week. (leave blank if it should always be active)


    • Define if this fee should only be active after a certain amount of time of the total charging session (both active charging time and time just plugged in after the session)


    • Repeat step 5 if you need more fees.

  6. Click Create to save the tariff and you’re done 🎉


Adding the tariff to your location(s)

For the Tariff to take effect, you need to apply it to the relevant locations:

  1. On the single tariff page navigate to the Locations tab

  2. Click on the Select locations to bind button and find the locations you want it to be attached to

  3. Confirm the warning


The tariff is now applied and displayed to end-users in the Spirii Go or your branded app.

Alternatively, you can do it directly on a location:

  1. Navigate to the Location via the menu

  2. On the location, click the Edit button in the top right corner

  3. Scroll down to the Tariff field and select the tariff in the dropdown

  4. Click Save