Arup today announced the release of its next-generation, integrated digital offering to support the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) zero emission vehicle fleets, Charge4Fleets™. The suite of digital solutions advances zero emission fleet adoption by maximizing fleet performance, streamlining utility engagement, and creating resilient investments.
Accelerated decarbonization of transportation fleets is a global priority that is supported by financial incentives, regulatory signals, consumer pressure, and technological advancement. However, the conversion of operating vehicle fleets is a complex process, requiring in-depth integration of many considerations, ranging from energy availability and level of service to charging infrastructure availability and the timing and method of vehicle procurement.
To tackle this multidisciplinary challenge, Arup worked with fleet operators to develop Charge4Fleets. The digital platform builds on Arup’s solution for addressing the equitable deployment of public electric vehicle chargers, Charge4All, as well as the firm’s global expertise in zero emission vehicles with the goal of advancing cost-effective and sustainable vehicle fleet conversions.
By automating the data pipeline, Charge4Fleets is able to conduct industry-leading, in-depth analyses and display simulations of fleet and charging scenarios to help users make better-informed decisions at each stage of fleet conversion. Leveraging the web-based interactive platform, users can compare interactive, accessible results and technical insights through an easy-to-use dashboard. By optimizing the spend to emission ratio of fleet electrification, Charge4Fleets allows for ease in the transition planning process as well as more accelerated timelines for fleet transition.