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EV Connect announced the general availability of its Fleet Charging Management Platform. As a lead customer, the City of Porterville now leverages the EV Connect Fleet solution for advanced capabilities such as real-time charger and vehicle data, automatic and manual charging prioritization, and energy management to help mitigate on-peak energy costs.
The City of Porterville, Calif., located in the San Joaquin Valley, is expanding its leadership in municipal sustainability by deploying EV charging to take advantage of its quick and convenient access to key transportation routes. In addition to serving more than 20 of its own fleet vans to buses, the City of Porterville can now optimize its charging schedules for demand response, manage charging costs, and ensure uptime across a multi-vendor charging environment which serves the EV charging needs of public and private fleet customers.
With the goal to balance operations, insights, and user control, the EV Connect Fleet Management Platform presents a dashboard that can track a vehicle’s state-of-charge, ready time, and overall status, with complete visibility into depot specifics, the company noted in a press release. Automatic and manual charging sequencing and prioritization provides adaptive fleet scheduling and gives owners and operators the ability to leverage in-depth analytics to improve fleet scheduling, including state-of-charge, energy power levels, and station availability.
EV Connect offers a charging network service and software platform that employs innovations in remote management and analytics capabilities to ensure reliable and consistent charging site operation. With data analytics, fleet managers can view everything fleet-related down to the lowest level. Through the fleet portal, owners and operators can control various aspects of their fleets, from dynamic power allocation that maximizes fleet readiness to real-time energy consumption and utility bill analytics. EV Connect provides real-time energy consumption data from individual stations up to the entire network level, which allows fleet managers to understand real-time energy needs.