Dutch company ViriCiti has entered a partnership with Simacan to develop a new online tool that predicts the energy usage and savings per route by driving electric. The ‘EV Fleet Analyzer’ thus provides insights in when the deployment of electric distribution vehicles is profitable. With this tool, ViriCiti and Simacan aim to increase the use of electric vehicles.
EV Fleet Analyzer ViriCiti has large amounts of data regarding the energy consumption of electric vehicles (EVs). Simacan is an expert in the field of real-time geo datasets and route planning. By joining forces, the two are able to develop a system that analyses both internal vehicle data and data from external sources which have an effect on energy consumption (e.g. traffic, weather and road altitude differences).
Prediction of savings
The ‘EV Fleet Analyzer’ can subsequently make an accurate prediction of the usage and savings per route. Increased deployment of electric vehicles can make an important contribution to reducing CO2 emissions. However, many logistics companies only sporadically use EVs.
The required data for reliable planning is missing, which leads to a small-scale and uneconomic use of vehicles. With the ‘EV Fleet Analyzer,’ companies are able to see exactly per route if the use of electric vehicles is realistic and profitable. This should stimulate a large-scale deployment of electric vehicles.
Felix Faassen, CTO Simacan: “Simacan and ViriCiti found each other in the mutual ambition to lower the threshold of the transition to electric vehicles. ViriCiti has all the knowledge and skills to continuously measure the use of the vehicle in relation to its battery capacity. Simacan ensures that this information becomes available both inside and outside the vehicle in digital maps and route planners.”