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Online tool aims to enable wider EV adoption

The EV Fleet Anayzer was co-developed by electric vehicle specialist ViriCiti, working with route planning company Simacan B.V., and shows profitable opportunities for fleets to switch to electric mobility.

It uses ViriCiti’s data on energy usage, combined with real-time geolocation data and analysis of internal and external factors which can affect the vehicle’s range, such as traffic, weather and altitude, to offer cost and electricity usage for the route. Real-world testing will begin shortly.

Simacan’s chief technology officer, Felix Faassen, said: “Simacan and ViriCiti found each other in the mutual ambition to lower the threshold of the transition to electric vehicles. ViriCiti has all the knowledge and skills to continuously measure the use of the vehicle in relation to its battery capacity. Simacan ensures that this information becomes available both inside and outside the vehicle in digital maps and route planners.” 

Simon Rijk, CTO of ViriCiti, added: “This project is a great use-case of the 'Big Data approach'; ViriCiti's growing dataset of vehicle specific consumption is projected on the advanced route planning system of Simacan. This creates an application with predictive abilities, which improves itself continuously with every electric driven kilometre.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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