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ABB, Amazon Web Services partner to help manage EV fleets

March 31, 2021
Using machine learning and analytics, the fleet management solution aims to include charge planning and real-time monitoring with actions for vehicle health and servicing, along with EV route optimization based on time of day, weather, and use patterns.

ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have partnered to develop a cloud-based digital solution for the real-time fleet management of electric vehicles (EVs) that allows fleets to scale at a pace that keeps up with the fast-moving electrification elements such as charging infrastructure.

The single-view platform aims to provide info on things such as EV charge points and fleet data, and was designed to optimize the efficient use of EVs and speed up the electrification of transport fleets, while helping fleet operators maintain business continuity as they transition to fully electric. The solution is planned to deploy in the second half of 2021.

The partnership seeks to leverage ABB’s experience in energy management, charging technology and e-mobility solutions with AWS’s resources in cloud technologies and software.

“ABB and AWS share a similar vision around the potential of eMobility to transform society. Our combined expertise supports the common goal of making EV fleet management simpler and more accessible,” said Frank Muehlon, president of ABB’s eMobility Division. “This new solution will revolutionize 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.”

To drive progress in EV fleets, ABB has created a pureplay venture in Berlin that will develop tailored, scalable and cost-effective technologies for fleet operators which can be used by all vehicle OEMs. Working with AWS, this new venture will design the fleet management solution to work with all vehicle types and charging infrastructure. Using machine learning and analytics, it will include a set of features including charge planning and real-time monitoring with insight and actions for vehicle health and servicing, along with EV route optimization based on time of day, weather and use patterns.  

“As industries forge ahead with electrification of their vehicle fleets, customers need reliable and intuitive services to help them adapt to the new operating model and optimize how they utilize their fleets. This collaboration between AWS and ABB will combine our companies’ deep expertise in the automotive, logistics and electrification spaces with leadership in the cloud to deliver a hardware-agnostic, intelligent electric fleet management solution,” said Jon Allen, director of professional services of automotive at AWS. “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.”

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