Optibus' cloud-based EV planning and scheduling software encompasses transportation network modelling and optimisation capabilities. Enel X's infrastructure network spans electric buses and vehicle leasing, chargers and energy services.
In a blog post, Optibus recognises that while bus operators need electric vehicles and chargers, they also need EV management software to ensure vehicle and charging station maintenance, coordinate charging times and locations and optimise scheduling.
The partners will initially focus on Latin America, North America, and Europe, and the 1,800 eBuses served by Enel X in those regions.
Valerio Vadacchino, head of global eBus at Enel X, says: “Enel X’s infrastructure and smart charging expertise combined with Optibus’ planning, scheduling, and optimisation platform represents an end to end solution for bringing the entire public transportation industry on board the EV revolution. We look forward to working with Optibus to deliver an innovative approach to eBus operations worldwide.”
Optibus co-founder Amos Haggiag says: “With access to both physical EV infrastructure and operational software, the roll-out of EVs happens faster and more effectively. The result is reduced reliance on fossil fuels and improved air quality, bringing the world closer to cleaner, zero-emissions cities.”