First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Greenlots, a Shell New Energies subsidiary, is to install DC fast charging stations at Columbus Yellow Cab’s depot facilities and several routes throughout central Ohio.
Greenlots says the technology will allow Yello Cab operators to reduce charging times for its electric taxis, monitor the fleet in real-time and increase utilisation of each vehicle.
Morgan Kauffman, CEO at Yellow Cab, says: "With this project, we're showing local residents that EVs are a viable substitution for traditional internal combustion vehicles and challenging them to rethink their transportation decisions.”
The locations for the public chargers are currently being selected through an agreement between Yellow Cab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The partners will collect and analyse 70 million GPS data points to determine optimal charging locations.