CASE STUDY: FRANCIS ENERGY

Francis Energy Migrates to Driivz™ Platform to Power Growth

CLIENT

Francis Energy

 

SECTOR

Electric Vehicle Service Provider

 

SOLUTIONS

-EV Charging Operations Management

-EV Charging Billing

-Driver Self-Service Branded Tools: App and portal

 

BUSINESS IMPACT

– Network scalability

– Flexibility for rapid expansion

– Operational excellence

– Improved customer experience

–  Ability to enhance additional business channels

Overview

Founded in 2015 by company President David Jankowsky, Francis Energy is dedicated to expanding their EV Network across the country in an effort to offer EV drivers convenient, easy to use and affordable public charging stations.

Francis Energy is the fourth-largest owner and operator of fast-charging stations in the U.S., having successfully secured public grants in Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio and Alabama to build charging stations along highway corridors.

Company Challenges

Francis were looking for a scalable platform which will enable them to optimize the management of thousands of DC fast chargers as they build out their network across the Heartland and achieve operational excellence.

The company built the nation’s first contiguous statewide fast-charging network in its home state of Oklahoma, providing coverage in rural areas, underserved communities and on tribal lands.

Following extensive market research, Francis Energy selected Driivz because it offers the scalability and flexibility required to support the company’s mission to eliminate range anxiety by building charging stations every 50 miles.

Francis Energy Driivz
Francis_Driivz

Solution

The Driivz solution for Francis Energy provides integrated software modules for EV charge point operations, including real-time operator dashboards, remote and automatic issue resolution, EV charging billing and complex reconciliations between ecosystem partners. Francis Energy also migrated its drivers to its branded version of the Driivz white-label mobile app, which enables drivers to locate a charger, start a charge, track usage history, and receive discounts and promotions.

The flexibility of the Driivz platform also enables Francis Energy to enhance additional business channels, such as its partnership with GoMart convenience stores covering West Virginia, Virginia and Ohio.

“We selected Driivz because the platform’s scalability will enable us to optimize the management of thousands of DC fast chargers as we build out our network across the Heartland and achieve operational excellence.”

David Jankowsky,

Founder and CEO, Francis Energy

Results

The Driivz smart EV charging and energy management platform delivers scalability and flexibility for rapid expansion of Francis Energy’s EV charging network in middle America.

“We selected Driivz because the platform’s scalability will enable us to optimize the management of thousands of DC fast chargers as we build out our network across the Heartland and achieve operational excellence,” said David Jankowsky, founder and CEO of Francis Energy, adding that the company built the nation’s first contiguous statewide fast-charging network in its home state of Oklahoma, providing coverage in rural areas, underserved communities and on tribal lands.

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