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EV Fleets: How to Optimize Electric Depots
  • Top challenges for EV fleets
  • 4 essential steps for smart EV fleet charging
  • Smart charging case study

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This report discusses the top challenges faced by electric vehicle (EV) fleets, including high power demand leading to a lack of power availability at sites, challenges with charger downtime and delays affecting operational excellence, and the need for enterprise-grade integration and data access.

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Top Challenges for EV Fleets

The challenges faced by EV fleets include high power demand due to the large number of vehicles per site, ranging from trucks to buses, leading to a lack of power availability at many depots. Charging stations require varying levels of power, with some needing upgrades that can be time-consuming and expensive. Even with sufficient capacity, fleets encounter high peak power demand charges and utility fees, impacting operational costs significantly. Additionally, charger downtime and delays pose operational challenges, requiring specialized skills for maintenance and repair, 24/7 monitoring, and effective support systems. Furthermore, enterprise-grade integration and data access are critical for managing large-scale EV fleets efficiently, necessitating scalable APIs, high-security standards, and dedicated engineering support.

Critical Steps for Electric Fleets

4 Essential Steps for Smart EV Fleet Management

Dynamic Load Management for Fleet Depots involves optimizing EV charging to balance energy needs and costs efficiently. This includes considering CAPEX factors like grid upgrades, charger types, and installation, as well as OPEX elements such as energy costs and staff requirements. Smart charging strategies aim to reduce peak demand, minimize expenses, and maximize charger utilization, crucial for large charging hubs like distribution centers. Ampcontrol's platform integrates AI-powered modules to address grid constraints, peak shaving, and cost savings, offering load management solutions that have led to significant cost reductions for customers. This approach also emphasizes the importance of 24/7 monitoring, remote diagnostics, and on-site support to achieve 99% charger uptime, essential for uninterrupted fleet operations.

Smart Charging in Action:

Revel Case Study: Revel Revel Cuts Costs  Up to 45% using Ampcontrol's Fleet Management

Revel, a New York-based rideshare provider, has experienced significant cost savings of up to 45% by leveraging Ampcontrol's AI-Powered Smart Charging solutions. Through seamless integration of telematics systems, Ampcontrol provides real-time insights into the charger and vehicle status, optimizing charging schedules and energy allocation. Prioritizing high uptime and on-time departures, Ampcontrol utilizes telematics data to ensure peak performance and efficiency. By dynamically adjusting charging strategies based on factors like time-of-use rates and vehicle demand, Ampcontrol's platform maximizes cost savings while minimizing energy expenses for Revel, showcasing the effectiveness of comprehensive data integration in optimizing EV fleet operations.

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