Technology companies ABB and Amazon Web Services have partnered to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.
The two companies will jointly develop a cloud-based solution to enable real-time management of EV fleets. ABB and Amazon Web Services said the solution will optimize the efficient use of electric vehicles and accelerate the electrification of transportation fleets. The project will also help operators worldwide maintain 100% business continuity when they switch to all-electric.
The need to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles comes at a time when almost 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions come from the transport sector. Today there are only 400,000 electric delivery vans and trucks in the world.
Two key factors identified by fleet operators as the main obstacles to the transition of electric vehicles are the unavailability of charging stations and a lack of experience in fleet management.