Folens is a prominent educational publishing company in Ireland, specializing in providing educational resources and materials for schools, teachers, and students. The company’s primary focus is on the development and distribution of textbooks, digital learning tools, and educational support materials across various subjects and levels of education.

Project Brief 

Folens approached eStation to help provide EV Charging facilities at their office location in Dublin, as well as providing managed EV Chargers at the homes of Folens personnel.

eStation was tasked with creating a cost effective and scalable solution by incorporating the following key objectives:

  • Optimize the savings available from running an EV fleet via managed Home and Work EV chargers, as well as providing staff with easy access to Public Chargepoints.
  • Assess EV Charging infrastructure requirements, both at home and at office locations, to meet the needs of employees.
  • Design a solution that can initially manage current demand, but also be easily expandable to meet future needs.
  • Determine best combination of charging output characteristics to serve the needs of EV driving employees.
  • Ensure the user experience is simple, clear and efficient, whether charging at Home, at Work or in Public

Our Solution 

Firstly, we analysed the EV drivers, their typical driving habits and their charging requirements. From that we could profile the likely blend of Home Charging, Work Charging and Public charging. Lastly, we needed to understand the available electrical infrastructure at work locations and the type of charging equipment it could support.

At Employee homes we provided SIM enabled chargers that allowed remote monitoring and management of all charging sessions. With this data we can reimburse employees for the cost of any charging at home. This process is fully automated without any direct engagement required with the employee.

At Work, with the use of Dynamic Load Management and user diversity, we designed a Work Charging solution that was both cost effective and minimized electrical upgrade requirements. Lastly, we provided the facility for staff to “roam” on 95% of all Public Chargepoints across the country. This allowed users to seamlessly activate Public Chargers without the requirement to pay at the point of use. All Public charging payments are managed by eStation.

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We invite you to join us on this journey towards a greener future. Explore the possibilities of EV Fleet charging solutions for your organisation and discover how you can contribute to a more sustainable world. For more information and to get started, contact eStation on or 1800 911 750 today and see how they can tailor a solution to meet your needs.