This article first appeared in the Bus-News Magazine Issue 1 2024.
By Mike Nugent, Global Head of Sales and Delivery
Operating an electric bus fleet is an entirely different proposition to operating a conventional bus fleet.
It requires whole system change within the business and impacts fleet managers in particular. Managing this change and ensuring your fleet continues to perform its operational requirements is crucial to the success of your transition to EVs.
Hitachi ZeroCarbon’s battery charging and management services provide fleet operators with the tools to manage reliable and efficient electric fleets without the added complexity. Instead of treating charging operations and battery health as distinct components, this solution takes a comprehensive approach to the entire EV system to ensure your vehicles are always charged for effective operations. At the core of our solution is a technology platform that ingests and integrates data from both the charger and vehicle battery to enable enhanced fleet management, providing the right balance between ensuring vehicles are always charged to meet daily operations and leveraging battery data to optimise battery performance and extend battery life.
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Hitachi and FirstGroup will purchase up to 1,000 electric bus batteries through a new joint venture for FirstGroup’s First Bus division.
Join Hitachi ZeroCarbon's webinar on 29 June to learn how to overcome electrification challenges using a fleet transition strategy.
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