Synop, an electric vehicle operations platform, and Geotab have announced a partnership that will give fleet operators in North America access to integrated EV charging and energy management within Geotab’s software platform, MyGeotab.
Commercial fleets, which include maintenance vehicles, delivery vans, semi-trucks, rental cars, government vehicles and school buses, face many obstacles when integrating EVs, including energy price volatility, multiple charging requirements, and prolonged charge cycles. According to the companies, integrating Synop’s software with Geotab’s data insights allows customers to manage their EV assets in real-time on a single, unified platform.
With no additional hardware or installation required, the companies say fleet operators can identify current charge levels; anticipate when vehicles are expected to be fully charged; gauge necessary energy needed for upcoming trips; evaluate expenses associated with fueling up, and gain insights into the energy efficiency of each vehicle, all within their existing telematics platform. Customers with further needs, such as vehicle-to-grid (V2G) support and energy time of use rates, will also have access to these controls within the integration.