Autofleet launches electrification simulator to plan transition to EVs for fleets and charging point operators
Autofleet has introduced a new, self-serve https://autofleet.io/simulator that makes it quick and easy to plan accurately 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, measured against a wide range of both operational and financial key performance indicators (KPIs).
The Fleet Planning Simulator is a cloud-based tool that enables an operator to simulate the addition of EVs into existing or new operations, 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.
The Autofleet Simulator uses the fleet data including historical bookings or telematics data and leverages real-world data of traffic, charging networks, and other supporting infrastructure in order to produce accurate and customized results and recommendations. Users can then run a series of A/B tests/simulations across a variety of filters, including geography, type of vehicle, number of drivers/shifts, charging strategy, etc., and generate precise outputs across dozens of KPIs such as fleet and infrastructure utilization, financial metrics, and service levels such as charging travel and waiting time.
Autofleet’s Simulator is being used by:
Fleets and mobility operators across a variety of verticals including rental, delivery & 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 & regional utilities that plan and operate the charging infrastructure.
City and municipal transportation planners.
TeraWatt Infrastructure, a provider of charging solutions, has adopted the self-serve tool to assist in how it designs, operates and owns electric vehicle charging hubs for fleet operations.