We have enhanced the way you set the tariffs for your charge points. Check the article Setting the flexible price for your charge points
The "Tariffs" menu is where you can define the price, currency, unit and conditions for charging on your charge point.
After you create a tariff, you can apply it to 1 or more of your managed locations.
Fixed vs. Dynamic tariff types
Tariffs can be defined as "fixed" or "dynamic." A fixed tariff applies a fixed kWh price, set by the user, to a charge point. A dynamic tariff follows the fluctuations of the market, thus changing on an hourly basis.
Creating a Tariff
In Spirii Connect, navigate to the Tariffs menu
- Click Add New Tariff on the top right corner
- Set Customer if you are creating the tariff on behalf of one of your customers
- Alternatively select “All Customers” if you want the tariff to be shared across multiple customers’ locations.
- Give the tariff a fitting Name (e.g. “Public DC charging price”)
- Add an optional comment to note something about the tariff to yourself or others
- Mark “Set default price” if you want all new locations to have this tariff added by default. ⚠️ Any previously selected default tariff will no longer be the default.
- Decide whether you want a Fixed or Dynamic (spot price based) price
- Select Price per kWh. The end-user will always be charged this price.
- Choose Currency
- Choose Currency
- Set your Markup (your revenue and costs you always want to add on top of the raw spot price). You can choose either a percentage add on or a fixed amount - or both. In case of both, the percentage will be calculated first.
- Choose your Minimum price. This is the price (incl. VAT) your end-user will always pay, even if the spot price goes below this amount. It will also be used as fallback price in case the hourly price data for some reason was not available.
- You can see a graph, a price example and the historic prices to your right for visualization of how the tariff will be calculated. Select your country and electricity zone to see a forecast of the next 24 hours data (see map here).
- Click Create.
Applying a Tariff to your location(s)
In order for the Tariff to take effect, you need to apply it to any relevant locations:
Navigate to the Location via the Menu.
Once you select the location, click the Edit button in the top right corner.
Scroll down to the Tariff field and select the appropriate tariff from the dropdown menu (Tariff dropdown).
The tariff is now applied, and will be displayed to all end-users in the Spirii Go app.
For now, setting the price towards other users in the Spirii network and setting the price toward roaming networks like Hubject is not the same. In order for drivers to have your charge point available and set at the right price using other apps in the market, you need to update the Roaming Tariff as well.
Setting the pricing toward the roaming networks
Unlike the normal tariff (above) you don’t need to create a roaming tariff before you apply it to a location. We have created a range of them for you already, so you just have to select the right price point from the list.
Navigate to your location in Spirii Connect
Click the Edit button
Scroll down to Next Roaming Tariff
Select the right price point for you
- Note that the price is including VAT - calculated based on the location’s country.
- Note that the currency is based on your normal tariff
The changes will take effect from midnight. Until then, the existing roaming tariff will apply.
If a roaming tariff change has been saved and scheduled, you will be able to see this on the Location page as well under Next Roaming Tariff.
If you want to disable Roaming, simply select No Roaming from the list.
The price you select here is including VAT and should cover all of your costs and desired revenue. However, be aware that the different roaming partners often add their own fees on top of this.
This means that the driver might see 0.40 EUR per kWh in their app, even though you have set the roaming tariff for 0.35 EUR.