Our solution for public transportation also ensures the efficient management and operation of electric buses.
We can measure how many kwh were consumed from the power company and translate it to costs, enabling public transportation companies to know exactly how much each trip cost.
Furthermore, we can indicate how much a trip would have cost if the buses were charged during different hours (peak/off-peak). When following the schedule provided by third-party charging utilities, based on peak- and off-peak demand hours it can make the process significantly more efficient and cost-effective. This tool can also be used to educate drivers and fleet managers to manage their charging hours in a more effective manner.
Real-time data on battery charge percentages and charging statuses enables operators to identify which EVs in their fleet have the most (or least) battery charge, and provides a quick-glance view of which vehicles are actively being charged at any given time.
Fleet managers need this data to ensure high utilization rates, minimize downtime due to insufficient charge levels, and thus optimize their operations to get the most out of their EVs.
They can also use the remaining driving distance feature when planning a sequence of trips or selecting a vehicle for a trip. By knowing exactly how much charge a vehicle has and how far it needs to travel, it allows them to see which vehicles are ready to be taken out for the next job. In addition, fleet managers can avoid higher charging costs during peak time and avoid waiting in line for charging.
Additional real-time vehicle diagnostics information enables fleet managers to know if there is an issue with the bus and if it should go directly to the repair shop. This ensures the solving of potential issues before they happen and help in prolonging the bus’s lifetime. Included in these real-time diagnostics is the electric vehicle’s energy usage, including history of when and where the vehicle has been charged; this provides insights into the vehicle’s battery usage, its performance, and an indication of the battery’s health.