J.D. Power, a renowned data analytics and consumer intelligence company, has successfully completed its acquisition of ZappyRide, a leading electric vehicle (EV) data firm that specializes in creating white-label software and tools for various industries including automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electric utilities, and other environmentally-focused organizations.
This acquisition enables J.D. Power to offer a more extensive range of software and services, including strategic planning for EV programs, consumer shopping and cost analysis tools, regional and federal incentive data, and EV program administration resources. The acquisition also allows J.D. Power to leverage ZappyRide’s strengths in both automotive and utilities customer intelligence and analytics.
The acquisition of ZappyRide is a key component of the J.D. Power E-Vision initiative – a new program aimed at maximizing the company’s expertise and leadership in EV data, analytics, insights, and solutions. The E-Vision initiative encompasses various J.D. Power product lines, including ZappyRide, as well as EV syndicated studies, and other new products that will be introduced in the coming quarter. The goal of the E-Vision initiative is to provide companies within the EV industry with a streamlined and integrated way to access J.D. Power’s industry-leading portfolio of products.
“The far-reaching implications of the historic EV transformation are not isolated to the auto industry; they are creating ripple effects far and wide that will change the game for utilities, federal and local governments, consumers and more,” said Dave Habiger, president and CEO of J.D. Power. “ZappyRide is positioned at the center of that interconnected ecosystem, delivering the software and solutions that all EV stakeholders need to make better, faster, and more well-informed decisions. By adding these capabilities and key relationships to our robust offerings in automotive and utilities data, analytics and consumer intelligence, we are strengthening our leadership position in the EV intelligence space.”
ZappyRide, established in 2018, has been an innovator in the creation of software specifically tailored to electric vehicles (EVs). The company provides a range of solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), utilities, government agencies, fleet companies, and ride-sharing companies, equipping them with the necessary data and services to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving EV market.
Their offerings include EV education platforms, commercial fleet planning tools, and an incentive application assistant for EV charging equipment, as well as APIs with data on nationwide incentives, charging equipment, vehicles, power sources, and emissions. As a result of their wide range of services, ZappyRide has quickly earned a reputation as a reputable authority on EV transition and has gained a diverse clientele, including notable OEMs such as General Motors, and leading electric utilities like Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). The company is currently being integrated into the Autodata Solutions division of J.D. Power.