ABB, Amazon Web Services steer fleets to an all-electric future
ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a collaboration to jointly develop a cloud-based digital solution for real-time fleet management of EVs.
The solution will aim to optimise the efficiency of EVs and speed up the electrification of transport fleets, helping fleet operators maintain business continuity as they transition to fully electric.
The collaboration will combine ABBs energy management, charging technology and e-mobility solutions with AWS’s portfolio of cloud technologies and software. Set to roll out in the second half of 2021, it will give users a tailored user experience in a single-view platform, from the EV charge point to the data dashboard.
“ABB and AWS share a similar vision around the potential of eMobility to transform society. Our combined expertise supports the common goal of making EV fleet management simpler and more accessible,” ABB eMobility division president Frank Muehlon says.
“This new solution will revolutionise the world of electric mobility, integrating EV hardware and software into one ecosystem to provide a seamless user experience. We are confident that by working together we can propel the use of electric fleet vehicles by giving operators the confidence to make the switch.”
Today, most fleet operators opt for third-party charging management software. This offers limited functionality and ability to customise based on the range of EV models and breadth of charging infrastructure.
“As industries forge ahead with electrification of their vehicle fleets, customers need reliable and intuitive services to help them adapt to the new operating model and optimise how they utilise their fleets,” AWS director, professional services, automotive Jon Allen says.
“This collaboration between AWS and ABB will combine our companies’ deep expertise in the automotive, logistics and electrification spaces with leadership in the cloud to deliver a hardware-agnostic, intelligent electric fleet management solution. Together, ABB and AWS will bring the insights, agility and scale the cloud provides to the electric vehicle industry and help our customers successfully transition to a lower-emission future.”