December 2020 – Dutch telematics provider ViriCiti announces collaboration with France-based international financing partner, NEoT Green Mobility, a pioneer of green-mobility-as-a-service who offers global financing solutions for supply, procurement, and optimization of fleets with battery electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles.
NEoT uses ViriCiti’s battery telematics solution to monitor 30% of its electric buses and coaches which are leased to multiple operators across France and Europe, not only to add value to their offer with a monitoring solution, but also to ensure the maximum longevity of the assets, benefiting all stakeholders.
Telematics solution for leased zero-emission buses
NEoT Green Mobility is a financing partner signing middle-term to long-term service contracts with its customers to provide e-mobility assets, alongside battery performance warranties. NEoT chose to use ViriCiti’s solution for equipping several of its electric vehicles at a partner’s suggestion, as the interface is user-friendly, the implementation is swift, and the data provided is of high quality.
Besides helping with insights into the usage of e-buses, ViriCiti helps NEoT to sharpen their battery operations and related ageing assumptions, by getting access to a wide range of accurate data, enabling them to carry out battery state of health assessment.
“One of our key targets is to assess battery lifetime as accurately as we can to provide the best offers to our customers. Such battery lifetime depends of course on battery features, but also on their operation conditions. ViriCiti is a perfect tool to deal with this.” – Simon Collette, Electricity Storage Engineer at NEoT.
E-bus administration and monitoring in one platform
In order to improve the quality of their offer, NEoT is often offering ViriCiti’s solution to their customers using vehicles equipped with the telematics solution. NEoT clients can access the ViriCiti dashboard through an adapted interface that supports both the monitoring of vehicles by NEoT, and the operations by the transport operators.
These clients consider the telematics solution a key support for their operations, especially for electric vehicle-related topics such as vehicle charge management, vehicle consumption, and eco-driving assessment.
ViriCiti started in 2012 with a focus on electric buses and trucks and is now market leader in the United States and Europe, with over 3500 buses and chargers connected to its platform. The company is working with over 200 OEMs and fleet operators worldwide and aims to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by offering an all-in-one solution for full-electric as well as mixed fleets. In October 2020 they launched the largest Smart Charging project in the world, possibly outside of China.
About NEoT Green Mobility:
NEoT Green Mobility is an investment platform dedicated to green mobility, managed by NEoT Capital. With the support of its investors EDF, Mitsubishi Corp. and CDC – a French national fund – it has already deployed projects in France, Chile UK, Netherlands and Austria.
About NEoT Capital:
NEoT Capital supports the energy transition by financing the deployment of zero-emission equipment in two sectors: Green mobility and off-grid generation. The company selects innovative solutions around energy storage, mainly battery but also hydrogen, and proposes global financing and services to remove the barriers associated with upfront investment and technology risks for its customers.