Zonar, a provider of smart mobility solutions for fleets, has formed strategic relationships with ChargePoint and Highland Electric Fleets, a provider of fleet electrification-as-a-service. Zonar will use ChargePoint’s integrated hardware, software and services. Highland will provide telematics insights to Zonar’s customers through its Dashboard platform, in partnership with Synop.
ChargePoint will offer Zonar customers expert consultation for charging infrastructure planning and deployment—a dedicated project management team will handle every step of the process, from design to equipment procurement, contract negotiation and construction oversight.
“Through this agreement, more school bus fleets will have access to ChargePoint’s portfolio of integrated hardware, software and services that simplify the shift to electrification and deliver lower total cost of ownership for fleet managers,” said Rich Mohr, ChargePoint Senior VP, Fleet.
Highland Electric Fleets will use Zonar’s V4 telematics control unit to provide real-time data on bus location and each bus battery’s state-of-charge. This offers insight into range awareness to properly manage bus charge scheduling and routing.
“Our goal is to maximize the efficiency of EV bus fleets, using them for as many hours of the day as possible, and most importantly, in the safest way,” said Sean Leach, Director of Technology and Platform Management at Highland. “Zonar offers us effortless access to knowing what each bus is doing minute by minute.”
“Transitioning to electric without disrupting existing fleet operations and infrastructure is possible,” said Zonar VP Tim Ammon. “At Zonar, we are continually working with partners and customers in the EV bus ecosystem to improve our services and support for fleets on their EV adoption journey.”