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ViaVan has partnered with Shell in a mobility project in Amsterdam which seeks to demonstrate the viability of deploying shared electric vehicle (EV) fleets in urban environments.
ViaVan’s CEO Chris Snyder says it shows how technology can interact with infrastructure to bring “congestion-reducing and sustainable solutions to cities that have the potential to evolve public transportation towards a greener, shared future”.
ViaVan is to deploy an ‘EV Operating System’ which it says includes a routing algorithm to maximise the range and battery utilisation of the vehicles.
The system is expected to monitor the real-time battery status of all vehicles in the fleet, calculate upcoming charging tasks and intelligently route vehicles to Shell charging stations. Passengers can book an electric shared ride through an ‘eVia’ request on the ViaVan mobile app.