Evata launches fleet sharing platform to help with charging

Evata has launched its fleet infrastructure sharing platform, to trim ‘Total Cost of Operation’ [TCO] and counter productivity challenges associated with fleet electrification and having to use the public charging network.

Central to the start-up’s offering is the ability for fleet operators to use third-party sites to host portable charging infrastructure, serving the operators’ charging requirements.

Access to charging infrastructure, the price of charging, and the downtime associated with use of the public charging network have long been a challenge at the forefront of the fleet industry.

With fleets driven to decarbonise their operations, many find themselves limited to operating vehicles on certain routes, where the duty cycles permit electrification. It is for this reason that many fleet operators are waiting for longer-range models and calling for the acceleration of the public charging network.

Shakeel Ali, co-founder of Evata, said:

“Present-day solutions result in fleets having limited options to easily charge vehicles at public facilities, hindering electrification plans beyond the “low hanging fruit”. Ultimately, in the use case of complex duty cycles – vans, delivery trucks, commercial vehicles etc – they are required to shoe-horn fleet operations into an existing model which isn’t suitable, nor economical. Slowing the transition to electrification.

“That is why we are providing an alternative to the public charging network, where infrastructure is located, priced and bookable all based on individual fleet needs. This means enabling access to shared infrastructure where operators can negotiate how much they pay for charging, which will never exceed £0.52/kWh.”

Jaeson Blythe, Evata CTO, added:

“Our platform allows charging infrastructure to be hosted by third parties where a fleet needs it, with our technology demonstrating a potential 73% saving in downtime when compared with using the public charging network.”

The startup’s technology will be on show at an in-person launch event held at Welch’s Transport, Duxford, Cambridge on Tuesday February 27, with only limited places remaining for fleet operators to attend.

Image courtesy of Evata.

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