Innovation project - bay occupancy sensors

Bay occupancy sensors

East Lothian Council hosted Fuuse's trial of bay occupancy sensors to monitor a cross-section of our chargers. This was to:

- better understand the frequency that On-street chargers were blocked by non-plugged-in vehicles or either type were hogged by plugged-in vehicles that have stopped actively charging.

- reduce driver uncertainty and doubt about the availability of chargers, particularly for those who don’t have a safe place to park and charge at home.

We concluded that bay occupancy sensors can give drivers confidence to divert to unfamiliar 50kW+ Journey chargers if their preferred site is fully occupied and they do not wish to wait for a connector to become available.