VISION EQXX breaks its own efficiency record, driving from Stuttgart to Silverstone on one charge

VISION EQXX breaks its own efficiency record, driving from Stuttgart to Silverstone on one charge

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The Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX beats its own efficiency record by driving a 1,202km summer road trip on a single battery charge. The record-breaking journey started in Stuttgart and ended in Silverstone in the UK.  

The company negotiated an Autobahn closure, and demanded cross-country diversion near Stuttgart to complete the journey. The VISION EQXX then crossed the French border near Strasbourg, and continued onto Calais, where it boarded the Eurotunnel. 

Once it arrived in the UK, it continued onto the M25 around London, then it stopped off at Mercedes Benz Grand Prix in Brackley. It was greeted by Formula 1 and Formula E experts who helped develop its advanced drivetrain. 

Once it arrived at Silverstone, Mercedes-EQ Formula E driver Nyck de Vries, was there to take the test vehicle on a hard drive, reaching up to 140km/h, completing 11 laps, using the last of the cars charge on the pit lane.  

The VISION EQXX’s journey was a chance for Mercedes-Benz to showcase the effectiveness of their electric efficiency technologies, and they did not disappoint. The car has a thermal management system that can achieve an average consumption of 8.3kWh/100 km in heavy traffic and summer temperatures.  

“The journey continues-even further even more efficient! Yet again, the vision EQXX has proven that it can easily cover more than 1,000km on a single battery charge, this time faced with a whole different set of real-world conditions. As Mercedes-Benz strives to go all electric by 2030 wherever market conditions allow, it is important to show to the whole world what can be achieved in real terms through a combination of cutting-edge technology, teamwork and determination.” says Markus Schafer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group Chief Technology Officer responsible for Development and Procurement.  

The VISION EQXX proves real-world capability across a range of conditions. The main challenges of this trip were said to be the summer temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius, paired with increased traffic density around Stuttgart and in the southeast of England. However, the cars innovative thermal management system carried it through.  

The Goodwood Festival of speed was next to see the VISION EQXX in action, as it joined the number of Mercedes icons of the past and future as it takes its turn on the famous hill climb.  

The VISION EQXX now has two incredible 1,000km+ road trips under its belt, and Mercedes believes that it has rightly earned its title as the most efficient Mercedes ever built. The work continues, however, as there will be developments of many VISION EQXX technologies in future series-production vehicles. 

REGENT partners with Pacific Current to develop sea glider transportation network

REGENT partners with Pacific Current to develop sea glider transportation network

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Regent is announcing a partnership to explore the potential of a transportation network, built out of sea gliders in the State of Hawai’i. This is in an attempt to drive innovation in the passenger and freight sectors in support of a more sustainable transportation ecosystem for the State.  

Mokuele Airlines, a Southern airline company, is said to be the launch partner for the seaglider transportation network. They have also announced their intent to bring a fleet of REGENTS 12-passenger Viceroy seagliders to the island chain.  

“REGENT is committed to helping Hawai’i move toward a sustainable transportation future and knows that the very first step is to listen and learn what the community cares about. The response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive and the opportunity to build a seaglider network for Hawai‘i is a dream come true. We’re thrilled to help push the boundaries of innovation in clean transportation for the state,” said Billy Thalheimer, CEO and co-founder of REGENT. 

Thalheimer added: “We recognize that Hawai‘i is a special place, with a sacred culture, sensitive environmental ecosystems, and unrivaled biodiversity. The feasibility study continues our commitment to engage with local communities, civic organizations, and all appropriate private and public sectors leaders to understand how seagliders can help improve the daily lives of the residents. We are excited and humbled to be a part of this team accelerating Hawai’i’s push toward a zero-emission future.” 

REGENT have been on this journey since 2021, engaging with stakeholders across the public, private, and civic sectors to understand the needs of residents, the unique ecosystems associated with the region, and support the islands sustainability and resiliency goals.  

The partnership between REGENT and Pacific Current, a Hawai’i based sustainable energy solution provider, is hoped to boost Hawai’i towards its sustainability goals as it will create an unparalleled end-to-end transportation service.  

Local operators providing cargo, passenger, and emergency services to Hawai’i will be able to easily transition to a new, sustainable form of transportation without having to spend large amounts of capital to get a new service up and running. Local operators will have access to vehicle leasing and financing solutions from Pacific Current as well as dock and charging infrastructure that will map to important inter and intra island commercial routes. 

“Joining forces with REGENT represents a huge opportunity for Pacific Current and HEI to significantly increase our clean energy and clean transportation impact,” said Scott Valentino, president of Pacific Current.  

He continues to say: “The upfront capital costs associated with a transition of this magnitude are immense and often this is a gating factor for wider adoption. We hope to enable local service providers in passenger, freight and emergency services to lower the price of passenger travel, and the costs of moving goods and services throughout the State. We are proud to play a small role in the State’s transition to a clean energy future.” 

REGENT and Pacific Current have already begun work to make this vision a reality, but it has not been said when this will be completed. 

Nissan to supply Formula E Gen3 powertrains to McLaren Racing

Nissan to supply Formula E Gen3 powertrains to McLaren Racing

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Nissan and McClaren have announced a multi-year technical collaboration to commence at the beginning of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season. 

The new venture will see the Japanese automakers supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to the famous British team for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era as McClaren has confirmed its participation in the sports Season 9 of the all-electric series.  

This new agreement with McLaren is in addition to Nissan’s direct involvement in the highly anticipated Gen3 homologation of the sport. As a world-leading expert in the design and manufacture of exciting all-electric vehicles, and following the recent acquisition of e.dams, Nissan will also continue to compete in Formula E with its own factory team. 

Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s chief operating officer has said: “Our new partnership with McLaren Racing will be a powerful one, as the association will inspire collaboration and knowledge sharing,” 

He continued to say: “The pioneering spirit and drive to innovate are characteristics Nissan and McLaren Racing share, making them an ideal partner for us in Formula E and as we continue to electrify our vehicles.” 

Zak Brown, CEO, McLaren Racing, said: “As we are shaping the team for its first season as McLaren in Formula E, we are naturally seeking the best partnerships and opportunities on every front – with the technical aspect being one of the key areas. Nissan have proven their knowledge, craft and commitment over the last four seasons in Formula E, and heading into the Gen3 era, we have full confidence that the collaboration will bring both parties much success. This will be a true partnership that will drive both the team’s performance and the development of the Nissan Formula E powertrain technology.” 

Through this relationship, we hope to see Nissan and McLaren work closely together to create a mark in the most technically challenging and advanced racing series in the world. 

Nissans participation in this all-electric world championship is part of a mission to bring excitement of all-electric vehicles to a global audience. Nissan also plans to electrify all-new vehicle offering by the early 2030s in key markets. 

Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, making them the only Japanese manufacturer in the series. The Japanese automaker aims to bring its expertise in transferring knowledge and technology between the racetrack and road for better electric vehicles for customers. 

Michelin and Hyundai to develop next generation tires for EVs

Michelin and Hyundai to develop next generation tires for EVs

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Tire maker Michelin and South Korean automaker, Hyundai, have joined forces to develop next generation tires for Hyundai’s premium electric vehicles. The agreement is part of the five-year agreement signed in 2017 to manufacture exclusive tires for the Hyundai IONIQ 5. 

The venture follows the successful completion of the two parties’ first partnership and will lead to a new journey towards developing next-generation tires to be equipped with the Group’s clean, smart and sustainable mobility solutions. 

“The collaboration between Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin over the past five years contributed to the successful launch of the Hyundai IONIQ 5,” Levy said. 

“We are pleased to announce that the relationship has been extended for three more years to continue our work together on new technologies in favor of safer, cleaner mobility. The association between Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin is founded on the same vision and on a shared passion for excellence, performance and innovation that have become increasingly essential factors as we rise to the mobility-related challenges we all face today.” 

The deal will run for three years, and its focus will be to carry out experiments and analysis methods related to tires as well as technology exchange. They will aim to develop eco-friendly tires with increased use of sustainable materials; tires optimised for next-generation EV’s and a real-tile tire monitoring system which is aimed to help advance autonomous driving technology.  

The tires that will be developed as a result of this partnership, are set to find themselves onto future premium EV models of Hyundai Motor Group. The new tire technology is critical to meet the durability requirements of tires, as well as the driving performance and electric efficiency under high load as the driving range of EVs continues to increase. 

“This partnership with Michelin will result in real innovations in tire technology, solidifying Hyundai Motor Group’s position as a leader in the smart mobility industry,” Vice President Kim said. “By fully leveraging our mobility technology and Michelin’s tire expertise, we are confident in our ability to achieve ground-breaking innovations in tire performance enhancement and create synergies in this organic collaboration.” 

Hyundai and Michelin also plan to conduct joint research to analyse tire wear, tire load and road friction beyond the current standards of tire pressure and air pressure. The tires are also said to significantly improve drivers ride comfort by reducing vibration and noise generated by EVs at high speeds. 

They will also explore ways to increase the use of eco-friendly materials in tires to around 50 percent of the total tire weight from 20 percent currently. 

Changing Colours using Brain Power

Changing Colours using Brain Power

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BMW have unveiled the new BMW IX Flow featuring E Ink, at the Consumer Electronics show 2022 in Las Vegas. It is an immensely unique vehicle that can change its entire body colour at the touch of a single button. 

Project lead of the BMW iX Flow has said: “We have already introduced further improvements for the technology since the premiere at the CES, 

“Previously, the changes between colour patterns only took place in a gradual transition. Now, the control electronics have been tweaked to enable instantaneous transformations, resulting in an even more stunning visual effect.” 

A group of lucky delegates had the opportunity to experience the enhanced colour switching abilities of the BMW iX Flow for the first time at BMW Group’s rad°hub dialogue platform held at Plant Munich in May.  

The Munich-based startup brainboost used the new and improved colour-changing effect in a one-off collaboration with the BMW Group at rad°hub aimed at raising awareness of mental health. The BMW iX Flow was connected directly to the brain of the rad°hub delegates using an electroencephalograph (EEG), which records the brain’s electrical activity. 

“The colour patterns of the BMW iX Flow react to brain activity and reflect the level of activity,” explains brainboost CEO Philipp Heiler. 

He continues to say, “once the brain is at rest, the changes of patterns on the iX Flow also become calmer and more rhythmical.” 

The participants were therefore able to gradually calm down and relax with the help of brainboost experts and with neurofeedback via the iX Flow. This also strengthens the knowledge of what works best to shut down brain activity in, for example, everyday working life.  

The body of the BMW iX Flow is laminated in a special film containing millions of colour capsules. When stimulated by electrical signals, negatively charged white pigments or positively charged black ones will collect at the surface, thereby changing the exterior colour. 

This new technology that has been created by startup brainboost and BMW, has opened a whole new door towards personalised driving experience. Monitoring such activity can not only enhance the performance of driving experience, but also life and mental performance. 

Sony and Honda’s new joint venture ‘Sony Honda Mobility Inc’

Sony and Honda’s new joint venture ‘Sony Honda Mobility Inc’

Sony and Honda have signed a partnership to establish a company called ‘Sony Honda Mobility Inc.’ The new venture for the companies is set to build high-value-added electric vehicles and provide services for mobility. 

The new venture will aim to incorporate Honda’s environmental and safety technologies, mobility development and vehicle body manufacturing technologies, along with Sony’s expertise in the development and application of imaging, network and entertainment technologies, to create a new generation of mobility and services for mobility that are closely aligned with the environment and users.  

The joint project is set to start the sales of their first EV and provision of services for mobility in 2025 as Sony Honda Mobility Inc is set to be formed this year.  

Kenichiro Yoshida, a representative from Sony Group Corporation has said: “Based on our vision to ‘make the mobility space an emotional one’, Sony’s initiatives in the mobility business are centered around the three areas of safety, entertainment and adaptability. As we continue our learnings in these areas, we are excited to have met a partner, Honda, with extensive global achievements and knowledge, and to sign the joint venture agreement between the two companies.”  

He continues to say: “Going forward, we aim to contribute to the evolution of mobility by combining Honda’s cutting-edge environmental and safety technologies, mobility development capabilities, vehicle body manufacturing technology and after-sales service management experience, with our expertise in imagine, sensing, telecommunication, network and entertainment technologies” 

Toshihiro Mibe,from Honda Motor Co has also commented saying: “Honda continues to take on new challenges in the environmental, safety, and other advanced fields in order to be a driving force for social change through mobility and become the power that supports the people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative.” 

He continues: “We are very pleased to have signed a joint venture with Sony, which has strengths in advanced technology, and shares our desire to take on new challenges.” 

Sony has been making its ambition to build an EV quite apparent as they have shown their VISION-S concept EV at the last three CES conferences. 

Sony’s presentations of their concept vehicles focus on their entertainment and software expertise, suggesting that they can provide better technology services than other automakers.  

Sony Honda Mobility has also commented saying: “We are very pleased to sign this joint venture agreement, which represents the start line from which we embark on a major challenge of revolutionising mobility and creating new value. 

“We plan to fully leverage the technological assets the two companies possess in different fields such as Sony’s sensing technology and Honda’s original mobility development capabilities, to realise mobility and services that inspire and excite our customers. By bringing together the expertise of both companies, we aim to lead the way in a new era” 

E-Bike sharing integrated with urban transport: VAIMOO presents ‘Forte EVO’ in London

E-Bike sharing integrated with urban transport: VAIMOO presents ‘Forte EVO’ in London

VAIMOO, the Italy-based connected e-bike sharing system developed by Angel Company (a holding company engaged in the railway diagnostics, digital mechatronics, and aerospace sectors) presents the new “Forte EVO” in London at MOVE 2022, a major international event dedicated to the mobility industry.  

VAIMOO, who are already well known throughout the UK and in Italy (as well as historic cycling capitals such as Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Stockholm), continues to innovate and present the evolution of its solution together with the new e-bike for sharing mobility.  

Easily integrated with existing public transportation systems and designed to be used in both docked (fixed stations) and hybrid (virtual stations) modes, the Forte Evo is equipped with a high capacity, long lasting battery that gives the vehicle a longer range and the torque sensor that provides a smoother and more natural pedaling experience.  

Additionally, thanks to the latest loT technologies adopted, the Forte EVO represents the natural evolution of VAIMOO’s mobility solutions that can optimize the management and maintenance of the entire fleet into a multimodal travel experience that is integrated with existing transportation systems. 

MOVE will also be a time for leading experts and operators in the industry to discuss ongoing evolutions that can design the urban mobility of tomorrow. 

Matteo Pertosa, Founder and CEO of VAIMOO, will open the day on 15th June with the keynote “Urban Mobility: a new approach for sharing and public transportation,” which will be an in depth look at electric bike sharing as a sustainable and innovative resource for new urban transportation. 

Two additional panel discussions will cover topical issues: the spread and evolution of micromobility and its integration with public transport in order to promote its adoption, with participation from international industry leaders such as VOI technology, Kolombus AS and ShareBike AS, among others. 

For more information about VAIMOO’s participation in MOVE 2022, please visit the following page: https://www.vaimoo.com/it/vaimoo-a-move-london-2022/ 

 About VAIMOO 

VAIMOO provides smart mobility solutions for last-mile sharing and delivery. Adopted by some of Europe’s leading micro- mobility operators to extend their sharing scooter services in the UK and Italy, VAIMOO has recently been chosen by some of the leading cycling capitals, such as Copenhagen, Rotterdam, and Stockholm.  

“Our mission is to support transportation leaders to achieve a sustainable, efficient, safe, and comfortable mobility experience. In pursuit of our mission, we are constantly improving VAIMOO solutions in all their components, from e-bike fleets manufactured in Italy to racks and management platforms that can be integrated with existing transportation systems and third-party technologies”  

Find out more at: www.vaimoo.com 

 

VAIMOO Press Contacts: 

Ilaria Trapuzzano, Tel.: +39 080 532 1796, ilaria.trapuzzano@angelcompany.com Agostino De Angelis, Tel.: +39 080 532 1796, agostino.deangelis@vaimoo.com 

Itron extends collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the energy transition

Itron extends collaboration with Microsoft to accelerate the energy transition

Itron is expanding its long-term partnership with Microsoft to accelerate cloud adoption and the next generation of consumer and grid edge solutions for the utility and smart cities industries. 

Itron is a company that enables utilities and cities to safely deliver infrastructuree solutions to communities across the world.  

The partnership brings together Itron’s leading energy management solutions and Microsoft’s leading cloud solutions to transform how users manage and view their energy, and how utilities meet the demands of a rapidly changing industry. The collaboration aims to develop solutions that deliver unmatched insights and benefits, so that utilities, communities, and enterprises can reach their goals. This includes grid resilience, consumer engagement, operational efficiency, and decarbonisation.  

Itron and Microsoft forecast to address industry challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, carbon tracking, zero carbon goals, clean energy matching, data accessibility and operational insights. This comes with a key focus on security, reliability, and value.  

Network visibility, asset management, outage management and insights into Electric Vehicle and distributed energy resources loads that are essential to enabling a decarbonised grids, are many of the insights that will be addressed.  

The partnership has a commitment to accelerating the path to net zero and therefore, will deliver integrated solutions to measure and report to ensure that this goal is reached for utilities and their customers.  

Utilities will also be able to unlock additional value and data from their smart grid implementations, including new use cases such as location awareness, intelligent voltage monitoring, real-time transformer load monitoring, EV and solar awareness, active premise load shedding and more.  

Itron has said that “by increasing the number of cloud ready solutions for the next-next generation technology stack, the partnership will allow faster deployment, increase cost effectiveness, and enhance security and resilience. With Microsoft, Iron is accelerating the extension of its leading Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), data management and analytic solutions to the cloud in global markets.”  

The continued collaboration will allow Itron to identify utility and city customers across the globe who can benefit from already existing solutions and reach global enterprises with critical energy and decarbonisation requirements. They hope to help more customers effectively shift operations into the cloud and take advantage of innovative and emerging solutions to meet critical operational, service and sustainability goals.  

Don Reeves, senior vice president of Outcomes at Itron has said, “expanding our collaboration with Microsoft is core to our commitment to delivering industry-leading solutions that make it easier for end-users to reduce their carbon footprint and conserve water. Our collaboration will provide analytics and data-sharing capabilities for utilities and cities, so they can optimize their operations and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.” 

He continues to say: “As utilities begin to deploy edge compute-enabled connected IoT platforms, a new level of collaboration and co-innovation is needed for the utilities to harvest the unprecedented opportunity for growth and creating value. With Microsoft’s advanced cloud technology combined with Itron’s industry expertise, we are optimizing existing solutions and building new ones in an emerging and rapidly changing market.”  

Daryl Willis, CVP Worldwide Energy Industry, Microsoft, has also commented on the partnership saying: “The collaboration between Itron and Microsoft will enable utilities and smart cities to take advantage of cloud computing technology—in particular, edge computing—to accelerate cloud-native analytics, distribution automation, carbon reporting and provide an overall more flexible, scalable system that supports a distributed, resilient energy grid.” 

Mahindra to partner with Volkswagen for new electric vehicles

Mahindra to partner with Volkswagen for new electric vehicles

In what can be said to be a very unexpected announcement, the automaker giant Volkswagen has partnered with Mahindra, Indian SUV major, to understand the achievability of using the German car makers components for Mahindra’s electric vehicles.  

Mahindra plans to use components, from Volkswagen, such as: electric motors, battery system components and battery cells for its “Born Electric Platform”.  

The MEB platform has been designed as an open vehicle platform, and its components allow car manufacturers to build their portfolio for electrified vehicles, quickly and cost effectively.  

The two companies signed the agreement on Wednesday evening to explore the potential of such a collaboration. Negotiations and continued amendments of the deal, will carry on until the end of this year when the pair hope to produce a knock-out deal for the supply of components.  

This deal comes as a surprise as Mahindra has been focusing on its own platforms for many years and was also closely associated with US Ford before both companies decided to go their separate ways in 2020.  

Both companies share the same ambition and that its to electrify the Indian automotive market, which is one of the most important automotive growth markets and a key element in the global decarbonisation of the mobility sector.  

India is in the Global Top-5 Automotive Markets, selling around three million vehicles per year. Predictions in the current forecast suggest that the market could grow up to five million vehicles by 2030. However, this market is dominated by vehicles with diesel or petrol engines.  

Therefore, the partnership with Volkswagen along with the shared commitment to electrify the Indian market, presents a significant move towards zero-emission vehicles and is said to gain momentum in the current years.  

Volkswagen Group Board of Management member for Technology and CEO of Volkswagen Group components, Thomas Schmall has commented on the partnership saying:  

“Mahindra is a pioneer in the electric mobility space in India and a great partner for our MEB Electric Platform. Together with Mahindra, we want to contribute significantly to the electrification of India, a huge automotive market with enormous growth potential and high relevance for climate protection.” 

“It’s another proof point that the MEB is both technologically state of the art and highly competitive in terms of cost. The MEB is thus progressively developing into the leading open platform for e-mobility, generating significant volume and economies of scale. That’s crucial for every company in the EV world and the key to competitive solutions for our customers.” 

Rajesh Jejurikar, Executive Director, Auto and Farm Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., stated:  

“We are very pleased to have Volkswagen, a significant global investor in the electric mobility space, as a strategic partner in achieving our ambitious Born Electric Vison. The complementarity of their extensive technology, innovation, and vertical integration in supply chains, will provide a framework to develop our next gen “Born Electric Platform”, to be revealed soon in Oxfordshire UK. Our teams across India, UK and Detroit are passionately creating a breath-taking future.” 

The partnership is one step forward into a very exciting future for India’s commitment to 100% zero-emission vehicles from 2035 onwards. A goal that was promised at the Glasgow Climate Change Conference. We cannot wait to see what can come of such an exciting partnership.  

INVERS launches OEM Integrations to connect vehicles without additional hardware 

INVERS launches OEM Integrations to connect vehicles without additional hardware 

Invers launches OEM integrations to let mobility providers receive data easily from vehicles of multiple brands with factory-fitted telematics. The new hardware free solution connects vehicles to the Invers ecosystems, providing normalised data to developers through a unified interface known as: Invers OneAPI. 

OEM Integrations works with the API of a wide variety of manufacturers, as well as mopeds, kick scooter and many e-bike brands. it allows mobility service providers to simplify the management of software defined fleets and allow resources to be placed elsewhere, away from API development.

Invers, inventor of automated vehicle sharing, enables mobility service providers to launch, operate and scale their offerings with integrated hardware software solutions, specifically designed for developers and shared mobility services. Invers is the world’s first shared mobility technology company that is developing and undertaking vital steps, at a scale, to ensure that it can offer its customers the most cost-effective and easily implementable tech solutions.  

Fleet managers for mobility service providers such as: car sharing operators, rental companies/subscription providers, are continually looking for tools to automate fleet operations and manage software tools. This comes with an aim to improve efficiency and profitability. OEM integrations and INVERS OneAPI relieve providers of the challenges that many face. To build such software designed fleets, operators require reliable access to data from a variety of vehicles and brands from their fleet. 

Most OEM’s start to provide such data through factory-fitted telematics, accessible via their specific OEM and API’s. The challenge for mobility providers is to then integrate and uphold a multitude of different OEM APIs for various vehicle types and brands in their fleet. However, OEM integrations and INVERS OneAPI integrate the OEM APIs, harmonising and normalising the data streams so that developers can work with data without worrying about different formats.  The solution currently connects to the APIs of Mercedes Benz, BMW, Mini, Chrysler, Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Vauxhall, Opel, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Ford as well as moped, kick-scooter and e-bike brands such as Segway, NIU and Okai. 

It includes data points such as odometer, location information and fuel or battery level from these different sources and provides them through just one single interface: INVERS OneAPI. The operators’ developers can then use the data more easily in software for vehicle sharing or other fleet management applications. 

Alexander Kirn, CEO of Invers has said “Following our ambition to make any vehicle shareable, we believe software-defined fleets and fleet automation enable mobility service providers to operate shared fleets more profitably, more efficiently and with the best user experience.” 

“As developer resources are rare and time to market is key, our solution allow operators to integrate any vehicle into their fleet quickly and flexibly: with retrofitted, sharing-dedicated hardware like CloudBoxx, and now also factory fitted solutions via OEM Integrations. Adding a software-based, API-centric approach to our proven hardware and software sharing capabilities is just a logical step in our journey towards a comprehensive vehicle-as-a-service platform and a data standard for software-defined fleets.” 

Cambridge Start-up Company Launches Net Zero, Mobile EV Charging Ecosystem

Cambridge Start-up Company Launches Net Zero, Mobile EV Charging Ecosystem

A platform that offers rapid, mobile charging tech to allow anyone, anywhere to have an EV charge service.

Oomph EV have launched their customer-centric mobile EV charging ecosystem.  A charging solution that can offer rapid charging at a location of choice. This technology has been developed to plug an immediate gap in the charging infrastructure and will provide the means for companies looking to deliver EV charging direct to customers.

In the age of convenience, it makes perfect sense that on-demand mobile charging will become an integral part of the EV charging network. Oomph EV is confident that its smart box charging tech will help deliver this.  Capable of offering up to 50kW of rapid charge to deliver 40 miles range in 12 minutes, the system is paired with an app-driven customer interface and supported with backend data and energy management software.

By providing a complete mobile charging platform that not only provides convenience but one that tackles the fears and concerns surrounding EV ownership, Oomph believes their system can really help increase both EV adoption and provide a positive customer experience.

Even though statistics suggest the average journey is only 8 miles, range anxiety is still one of the leading barriers to electric vehicle ownership. And whilst running out of fuel is certainly not a new concept, there is simply no quick fix solution available for the electric vehicle user.  At best, you face recovery on a low loader, an expensive and time-consuming process, to transport you to a fixed charging point.

A service that comes to you

What makes Oomph EV‘s offering so unique is the freedom it will ultimately provide the EV user whilst de-risking EV switch over for individuals and businesses alike. From your average EV driver wishing to request on-demand or pre-ordered mobile charging solutions through to the logistics manager under increasing pressure to make the switch to electric vehicles, a mobile service offering makes complete sense.  By investing in Oomph’s ecosystem, business managers can continue to deliver in line with ever-demanding green policies whilst having the reassurance they are covered for the unplanned event that leads to 0 miles range before a shift is over.

For Oomph EV, the goal is simple.  To allow the EV user to decide when and where to receive a charge.  A top-up charge whilst out shopping, in a business meeting, or parked at the station. Backup service for emergency zero mile recovery situations or a convenient pre-planned top-up for the longer or more rural trips where fixed charging infrastructure is limited or plagued by unreliability.  Mobile charging can really open up so many possibilities.

Oomph EV is leading the charge in providing a net-zero, mobile EV charging solution that can be delivered to customers and business EV operators alike, anytime, anywhere. Part of Cambridge Cleantech and nominated for the longlist #21toWatch, the future is looking bright for the Oomph team.

If you are interested in understanding how Oomph EV can keep your fleet moving, deliver your renewable energy supply direct to your customers or open up new revenue streams, get in touch.

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