In a move set to advance the electrification of fleets in Europe, Iveco Bus and ChargePoint have formalized a strategic agreement, paving the way for Iveco Bus to offer ChargePoint's comprehensive fleet software portfolio to its European customer base. This collaboration between the two industry leaders aims to provide transport operators with a holistic solution for fleet deployment and charging infrastructure management, as highlighted in the official release by Iveco Bus.
The joint expertise of Iveco Bus and ChargePoint is expected to offer vital support to transport operators navigating the transition to electric mobility. This collaboration delivers a powerful suite of tools that empowers operators with real-time data on the status of their vehicles, batteries, and charging infrastructure. Such insights enable operators to optimize fleet management, enhance efficiency, and streamline their operations.
Key components of this solution include intelligent charging management and a depot management tool that seamlessly integrates with the bus operating plan. This newly introduced service expands the range of Iveco On Connected Services, making individual modules readily accessible through the Iveco On portal.
Marco Franza, Head of Energy Management Solutions at Iveco Group, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “The partnership between IVECO BUS and ChargePoint is very good news for our customers. We can now offer, in an integrated way, fleet management from the IVECO BUS vehicles data and the charging stations, in addition to smart charging and depot management. In this way, bus depots can be managed via a single tool, which is in line with the IVECO BUS strategy to provide turn-key solutions.”
André ten Bloemendal, Senior Vice President Europe at ChargePoint, emphasized the accelerating shift towards zero-emission fleets in Europe, driven by fleet managers recognizing the advantages of electrification in achieving a lower total cost of ownership. Bloemendal stated, “Rolling out our cloud-based fleet management solution with bus OEM leader IVECO BUS demonstrates our shared commitment to fleet electrification in Europe, and together delivers integrated solutions for fleets as they shift to electric vehicles.”
The partnership between Iveco Bus and ChargePoint underscores the growing momentum of electrified transportation in Europe and signifies a concerted effort to simplify the adoption of electric vehicles among transport operators. It positions both companies as key players in advancing sustainable and efficient mobility solutions for the future.