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Changelog

Stay up to date with our latest features

See all of our recent updates, modifications, and bug fixes
made to the Switch Platform and Josev.
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February 2024
Plarform

Blocking Fees

Tariffs can now include blocking fees (aka parking fees) which are applied to drivers occupying a charging station after charging is finished. Apply a grace period and then an amount per minute to be charged beyond that and you’re good to go! Blocking fees will automatically be communicated to third parties through app store integrations and roaming partners.

January 2024
Platform

Driver Bulk Onboarding

Drivers can now be onboarded in bulk. Use the CSV template to add hundreds of drivers and tokens at once.

January 2024
Platform

Session min and max fees

Session minimum and maximum fees are now enabled for all Switch Platform tariffs. This lets you set a lower and upper bound for the total cost of a charging session.

January 2024
Platform

Smart Charging Actions

Smart Charging actions are now available from the station remote actions menu. You can set, get, and clear charging profiles on any of your charging stations on the Switch Platform - stay tuned for more smart charging coming soon!

January 2024
Platform

Multi-auth Drivers

Drivers can now be created with multiple authorisation methods, simplifying driver management and improving the drivers charging experience. Using this feature your drivers can now start a transaction with one of their authorisation methods and stop it with another, for example starting the session with an RFID card and stopping it using a mobile app.

January 2024
Platform

Custom station images

A new station overview page which allows users to set their own custom image for their stations. This is pushed to roaming partners to help drivers identify the station, and it looks pretty.

December 2023
Platform

Session Fees

Session fees are a flat single cost that the driver pays for starting a new charging session. They can now be added to any new or existing tariffs. Look out for more advanced tariff features coming soon!

December 2023
Platform

Connection Debugger

Now when onboarding a station you’ll get a dedicated “pending” page. Think of it like a lobby where you can chill and tinker with your station while waiting for it to connect. Any connection failure reasons will show up here too. Helping you debug issues remotely and quickly.

December 2023
Platform

Hubject Integration

We’re going public! Switch Platform now offers integration with the Hubject Roaming hub, the largest roaming hub in Europe for public charging. Our users can now apply to be a listed Switch sub-operator on Hubject with no additional cost, and get paid by drivers using almost any charging app in Europe. Your chargers also become visible on third party navigation apps, bringing more visibility and business to your charging site. To read more about our Hubject integration and how to utilise it, head to this blog post: https://www.switch-ev.com/blog/ev-roaming-switch-users-can-now-benefit-from-europes-leading-roaming-hub

November 2023
Platform

ISO15118 Session Timeline

What did the car say to the charger? Now you can find out. Our latest update lets you see the full conversation EV and charger and quickly diagnose issues during ISO 15118 charging sessions. Our industry first ISO 15118 Protocol Analyser has been taken to the next level by bringing the highlights into your Session Timeline, making identification of charging issues easy. Also feel free to say ‘ISO 15118 Protocol Analyser’ out loud to briefly feel like Captain Picard. You’re welcome.

November 2023
Platform

CSV Charger Onboarding

Onboarding unlimited numbers of stations just got easy with CSV onboarding. Follow the flow to add a new station, and you’ll have the option to upload a CSV file of ID’s and Passwords to be onboarded together. The template file helps with the exact format we need.

November 2023
Platform

Session Timelines

View the story of a charging session now with session timelines! Charging sessions on the Platform now include timelines, as well as raw message logs, giving you more control and visibility into driver behaviours and potential issues. While timelines for OCPP 1.6 stations tell a good story, timelines on OCPP 2.0.1 capable chargers will be a lot more detailed owing to the more advanced transaction handling in 2.0.1. All charging sessions for all our users now have timelines. To try them out just head to any Switch Platform charging session page, enjoy!

October 2023
Platform

More Station Settings

Our brand-spanking new station settings page gives you full control of how you manage your public charging stations. More chargers, more locations, more people - just MORE. More is good.

October 2023
Platform

Platform Support Pages

See frequently asked questions and access our support team through our new support pages at https://switch-ev.com/support

October 2023
Platform

Switch App Store

Apps! We’ve just launched the Switch App Store. It will be the hub for all integrations into the Switch Platform, like our upcoming roaming integrations. It will be a one-stop shop for all things Switch. So you can curate your experience as needed. Add stuff, lose stuff – the world is your oyster.

October 2023
Platform

Location Details

We now have a whole new design for location onboarding, with additional fields for opening hours, access type, facilities, and contact number which will all go into Hubject when a station is onboarded there. It’s all been made easier, so you can go steady as you grow.

October 2023
Platform

Personalise Your Platform

You can now personalise your Switch Platform view with your company logo! Why not add a little character? We can do this for anyone who wants it. Just send us an SVG file (if you’re unsure what that is, ask one of your creative folks) that works on a dark background. And voilà, your Switch Platform experience will feel more like home.

September 2023
Platform

Charger Bulk Onboarding

To paraphrase the Notorious B.I.G., with bulk onboarding it’s ‘more stations, fewer problems’. Users of the Switch Platform can now onboard stations to locations in batches. This means much faster onboarding for busy clients. We’re working on more updates so that, as EV infrastructure expands, you can easily stay on top of your network.

September 2023
Platform

Graphs Everywhere!

We have enhanced your Switch Platform experience with graphs on the 'Dashboard' page, 'Chargers' page, the 'Locations' page, and the 'Sessions List' page. The graphs track your Revenue, Energy Delivered, and Sessions and can be queried for custom date ranges. Enjoy!

September 2023
Platform

Smart Charging Profile Forms

Users with OCPP 1.6 and 2.0.1 chargers can now manually send a smart charging profile from the platform. To do this, head to Remote actions → Set Charging Profile.

August 2023
Platform

Station Timelines

All charging stations now have timelines, just navigate to the station management page to see them. Full message logs are still available on the Station Maintenance page.

August 2023
Platform

Charger Fault Notifications

You can now opt into notifications for faults on their network. Notifications let you respond faster to charger issues, enabling you to reduce charger downtime and offer users a reliable charging experience. To configure notifications in your account, log in to the Switch platform and click ‘Settings’ on the left-hand menu at the bottom. When you click ‘Settings’, you will open your Account page. Here, you can update what notifications you receive in your email and the app. If you have any questions about notifications on the Platform, drop us a line at [support@switch-ev.com](mailto:support@switch-ev.com).

July 2023
Platform

Open API

You can now access the full capabilities of the Switch Platform through our Open API. The API lets external apps interact with the Platform and any connected charging stations. This update lets you use any OCPP-enabled hardware you like and enhance it with all the benefits of the Switch Platform. You can deeply embed the Switch Platform into your systems. All at no extra cost. To access the API just head to the settings area where you can see the documentation and generate an API key.

June 2023
Switch

OCA Certification for 2.0.1

Breaking news! Switch has received dual OCPP 2.0.1 certification for both Josev and the Switch platform by the Open Charge Alliance. The Switch system is officially fully compliant so you have confidence using an industry-approved product. You're in safe hands. With the most advanced capabilities, it allows you to grow, optimise and manage your network seamlessly and securely – taking your business to the next level. Using an OCPP 2.0.1 compliant system, you may also be eligible for subsidies like the NEVI funding program in the U.S. Don't have OCPP 2.0.1 hardware? No problem. Get in touch to see how Switch can help.

June 2023
Platform

New Dashboard

Better management of your network through Switch's new dashboard! You can now see all of your operational data (charger statuses), commercial data of how your network is performing, and a summary map view of all of your network. We've kept the design and user experience consistent throughout the platform so you can see all of your metrics shown in your dashboard on a network, location, and charger level. There's much more to come. Watch this space!

June 2023
Platform

Next Generation Station Overview Page

At Switch, we strive for excellence. Behind our products is a team of experts who have conducted extensive research, user testing and interviews to understand users pain points along their journey. We've listened and improved the intuitiveness of our charger overview page. You can now see a more user-friendly view of your connectors and EVSEs, and a cascade of message logs so you know what is happening on the charger, at any time, anywhere.

May 2023
Platform

Multiple Currencies and Geographical Locations

Operators are now able to set tariffs in their currency and set locations so you can manage your network in multiple geographies to monetise your chargers. Grow your network regardless of the size and location. Head over to the 'Tariff' and 'Location' pages to get started.

May 2023
Platform

Firmware Updates

You can now manually update the firmware of your charging network by uploading the latest firmware file from your manufacturer in the Switch platform. This allows you to keep your network up-to-date with the latest software updates from your station manufacturer.

April 2023
Platform

Charging Station Logs

Users can now request logs from their charging stations, helping to diagnose any technical issue by going to the source. Log files can be downloaded directly from the Platform. To try this out head to any stations page, select the three dots in the top right and then select Station Logs.

March 2023
Platform

OCPP 2.0.1 Advanced Security

OCPP 2.0.1 Advanced Security support added, meaning stations can connect with the highest level of security available in the industry, protecting you and your customers at no extra cost.

February 2023
Platform

Charging Tariffs

You can now monetise your chargers through Switch by applying a tariff to your charger and network based on a fixed price per kWh. Head over to the Tariffs tab to get started.

February 2023
Platform

OCPP 1.6 Support

Switch now allows you to connect your OCPP 1.6 chargers to the platform allowing you to manage legacy chargers alongside any new installs on the newer version OCPP 2.0.1. The Switch system is now fully hardware agnostic. We are working with a number of hardware manufacturers to ensure the best performance with the platform so you can choose which provider you prefer. OCPP 1.6 support means we’re confident this really will be the last Switch you will ever make.

January 2023
Platform

Driver Management

You can now assign individual drivers to your network through both Plug & Charge and RFID authentication. Head over to 'Add a Driver' on your Welcome Page.

December 2022
Platform

Advanced Diagnostics

Maximise your network uptime and return on investment with Switch's new 'Advanced Diagnostics' feature, which is only available for any OCPP 2.0.1 charger. View your Charger and EVSE statuses along with all the statuses and parameters of all components within the charging station. With this unique feature you are able to see all charger components within the charging process in real-time. This allows you to accurately diagnose hardware failures without the need for an engineer, saving you maintenance time and costs.

September 2022
Platform

ISO15118 Protocol Analyser

# Users with Josev stations can now access the ISO15118 protocol analyser. This feature allows you to view the message exchange not just between the Platform and your station but between your station and the vehicle as it charges. This is a world first, and can be unlocked only through the unique combination of the Switch embedded charger OS Josev and the Platform.

August 2022
Platform

OCPP 2.0.1 Support

Switch now officially offers support for managing stations using OCPP 2.0.1. OCPP 2.0.1 offers an array of improvements over its predecessor OCPP 1.6 including; advanced security, station component monitoring, Native ISO15118 support with Plug & Charge, advanced transaction handling, reservations, smart charging, and station display configuration. All of this means more control and higher security with less faults and lower costs. We are proud to be among the first Platforms to support this protocol and encourage more to follow.