Autofleet introduced a new, self-serve Fleet Planning Simulator that makes it quick and easy to accurately plan all aspects of the deployment of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and build-out of Charging Infrastructure. This includes considerations such as vehicle models and range, as well as charger placement, type, and quantity. The considerations are measured against a wide range of both operational and financial key performance indicators (KPIs).
WHAT IT DOES
The Fleet Planning Simulator is a cloud-based tool that enables an operator to simulate the addition of EVs into existing or new operations as well as optimize vehicle range, plan charging infrastructure, optimize fleet operations, and run complete Total Cost of Ownership analysis. Examples include integration of EVs into an existing taxi fleet; de-risking the impact of charging time on completed rides and customer experience; identifying charging strategy; Charging Point Operator site selection and types of chargers in a given region; range and route optimization for EVs within a logistics fleet; predicting average and peak demand for charging in a given region; and many others.
HOW IT WORKS
The Autofleet Simulator uses historical bookings data or telematics data and real-world data of traffic, charging networks, and other infrastructure. It then produces accurate and customized results and recommendations. Then, users can run tests/simulations across filters including geography, type of vehicle, number of drivers/shifts, charging strategy, etc. Finally, they can generate precise outputs across dozens of KPIs; these include fleet and infrastructure use, financial metrics, and service levels such as charging travel and waiting time.
WHO IT’S FOR
The growing availability of EVs impacts nearly every sector of the economy; however, the impact will be greatest with vehicle fleets and other high mileage operators with much greater energy needs.
Autofleet’s Simulator is used by:
- Fleets and mobility operators across verticals including rental, delivery and logistics, taxi, car sharing, public transport, and others.
- OEMs (such as Ford and Scania) and leasing companies that support their fleet customers in the transition to EVs and build the business case for them.
- Charging point operators as well as city and regional utilities that plan and operate the charging infrastructure.
- City and municipal transportation planners.
TeraWatt Infrastructure, a provider of reliable charging solutions for the future of fleet transportation, adopted the self-serve tool to assist in how it designs, operates, and owns electric vehicle charging hubs for fleet operations.
“In building out a national network of charging centers dedicated to serving electric fleets, the ability to accurately assess optimal locations, energy demand, and fleet operations is critical to our business,” says David Scholsberg, TeraWatt’s vice president of energy and utilities. “TeraWatt is leveraging its expertise in charging and infrastructure requirements to provide fleets with insights on strategic locations and charger capacity, powered by Autofleet’s simulator.”
“Fleets and mobility operators are motivated to adopt EVs due to the potential of reduced total cost of ownership, complying with local regulations as well emissions reduction goals,” says Kobi Eisenberg, CEO of Autofleet. “However, this transition involves significant operational challenges for which accurate planning and access to reliable charging infrastructure is key. Our self-serve Fleet Planning Simulator can be a key asset to fleets and CPOs like TeraWatt and others seeking to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.”
Find out more, visit www.autofleet.io.