As pressure mounts for transportation fleets and their organizations to measure, reduce, and report total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, AMPLY Power taps environmental technology nonprofit WattTime to provide its electric vehicle, bus, and truck customers with access to emission reductions data and the ability to automatically charge when GHG emissions from electricity generating plants are low. The integration will: incorporate the decarbonization goals of each individual fleet; manage charging to meet those mandates; and enable fleets to calculate and report their Scope 2, or indirect, GHG inventories. AMPLY will offer it as a standard feature in the OMEGA platform. Additionally, it will be available to all AMPLY customers by the end of Q3 2021.
Gavin McCormick, WattTime cofounder and executive director, says access to carbon emissions insights is invaluable for fleets desiring charging efficiency. “With AMPLY, now fleets can automatically optimize their charging schedules for the smallest carbon footprint possible,” McCormick says.
AMPLY customized its OMEGA platform for every fleet customer. This ensures automatic vehicle charging based on the customer’s goals, cost of electricity, vehicle shifts, routes, battery health, and more. AMPLY will integrate WattTime’s Automated Emission Reduction (AER) technology via an API with AMPLY’s OMEGA software. With the integration, fleets can access real-time and location-specific data for the grid nationwide. Emissions data is updated every five minutes. Further, historical data in 24-hour increments now integrates into the OMEGA platform for a holistic view of decarbonization efforts. WattTime research shows that emissions-optimized charging can further reduce emissions nearly 20% annually and up to 90% on individual days.
“Fleets need insights to help them make more informed decisions when sourcing electricity—including a mechanism to avoid purchasing energy that is not renewable or too high in GHGs,” says Vic Shao, CEO and founder of AMPLY Power. “Our work with WattTime is the latest in a series of initiatives to ensure our customers are charging on the cleanest, lowest carbon energy possible.”
The partnership comes shortly after AMPLY announced plans to transition all California fleet customers to charging on electricity derived from 100% renewable energy and several new customer deployments. Earlier this month, AMPLY announced its management of charging operations at the Red Hook Terminal in Port Newark, New Jersey, for the single largest deployment of zero-emission battery-electric trucks in the eastern United States. AMPLY will also manage charging for the new fleet of Volvo VNR electric Class 8 trucks for Manhattan Beer Distributors.
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