Fuuse to drive EV charging uptake

Lancaster-based Miralis Data has launched Fuuse, an operating system for powering electric vehicle chargers.

The system has already been implemented by Lancaster City Council which, working with Charge My Street, is placing new charge points at four locations across the city: Willamson Park, Dallas Road, Festival Market and Salt Ayre Leisure Centre.

Fuuse is designed to unlock the potential of chargers, offering functionality which offers more control, flexibility and access options for operators and installers.

Users will have the ability to manage payments and set complex tariffs, monitor and resolve hardware faults, set operating hours and restrict access, save on electricity costs and address emerging challenges like ICEing and bay-hogging – where non-EVs park in a charging space, or EVs linger long after they have charged.

It also provides unique data insights on the complexities and usage of EV networks, enabling smarter configuration and understanding of charging needs.

The launch of Fuuse follows the government's decision to ban n the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 – a decade earlier than originally planned. It estimated that more than two million public and workplace chargers will be needed.

Michael Gibson, managing director of Miralis Data, said: "We’re lighting the fuse under EV charging, from right here in the heart of Lancaster. We’re aiming to help make the transition to electric vehicles accessible to more drivers and businesses by offering a solution that directly addresses emerging challenges that the electic vehicle roll out presents."

Ady Powell, project officer at Charge My Street, explained: "In our efforts to install community charge points within five minutes of people’s homes, we soon discovered we needed a highly flexible software solution - there is no one size that fits all.

"Being able to work with local experts Miralis on the development of their Fuuse app and back-end system has given us a tool that allows us to tailor tariffs, access and control to any specific site or host.”