ABB and AWS provide EV fleet management

ABB and Amazon Web Services developing cloud-based digital solution in Berlin this year
Classification & Data Collection / May 14, 2021
By Ben Spencer
ABB Amazon Web Services fleet management EVs Berlin
ABB says the platform will make EV fleet management more efficient and maximise reliability (image credit: ABB and Amazon Web Services)

ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are developing a cloud-based digital solution for the real-time fleet management of electric vehicles (EVs). 

ABB says the solution will optimise the efficient use of EVs and speed up the electrification of transport fleets, helping fleet operators worldwide maintain 100% business continuity as they transition to fully electric.

The new platform will make EV fleet management more efficient and maximise reliability, the company adds. 

Frank Muehlon, president of ABB’s eMobility division, 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.” 

Additionally, ABB is working with AWS in the German capital Berlin to develop tailored and cost-effective technologies for fleet operators, which it insists can be used by all vehicle OEMs. 

The partners will design the interoperable fleet management solution to work with all vehicle types and charging infrastructure.

It will use machine learning and analytics and include features such as charge planning and real-time monitoring with insight and actions for vehicle health and servicing, along with EV route optimisation based on time of day, weather and use patterns. 

Jon Allen, director, professional services, automotive at AWS, says: “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.” 

The platform is planned for roll out in the second half of 2021. 

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