Amply Power is collaborating with Volvo Trucks North America on customer programs to maximize uptime and cost savings for electric Class 8 heavy-duty truck fleets, according to the company’s press release.
Amply is an electric vehicle charging and energy management provider that joined the Innovation Lab at Volvo Group as a member of the collaboration space established in Silicon Valley.
The lab has allowed the two companies to work on solutions that support the transformation towards more sustainable transport systems.
Amply and Volvo are now working on bi-coastal projects with two heavy-duty electric truck fleets. The two companies are working with Manhattan Beer Distributors.
“The goal of the Innovation Lab is to create a pathway where Volvo Group and start-ups can co-create and jointly validate new digital solutions and business propositions with Volvo Group stakeholders and customers,” said Fredy Daza, director of the Innovation Lab at Volvo Group Connected Solutions. “The Manhattan Beer Distributors project is a real-world example of how Volvo Group is accelerating advanced transportation solutions by collaborating with startups in the Silicon Valley ecosystem.”
The Manhattan Beer deployment includes five Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric models, which operate on distribution routes with heavy payloads and return-to-base operations. The trucks have a range of 150 miles and a battery capacity of 264 kWh.
“We are pleased to have Amply Power managing the charging operations for our new electric trucks and ensuring our deployment of EVs is seamless and cost-effective,” said Juan Corcino, senior director of fleet operations & sustainability for Manhattan Beer Distributors. “As a leader in sustainable transportation for New York, we have long focused on minimizing the environmental footprint of our operations, and Amply’s charge management services help us further these goals cost-effectively.”
Amply helps fleet manage their energy infrastructure and charging needs for their electric vehicle operations through its full-scale charge management system.
“Readiness of infrastructure deployment and seamless transition from diesel to electric is essential for a customer’s business transformations towards zero emissions,” added Roopa Shenoy, director of total offer for electromobility at Volvo Trucks North America. “Leveraging expertise in energy management systems as well as making sure the total cost of operation is prioritized with a charging solution, Amply is able to offer a comprehensive solution in the electrification journey. We are looking forward to learning from these early deployments and continuously adapting and evolving our total offer of electromobility solutions.”
To manage the charging operations, Amply deploys its OMEGA software platform to charge vehicles based on the fleet’s priorities. It also provides real-time alerts to help guarantee uptime and delivers detailed Scope 2 emissions reporting.
“We are honored to be working with Volvo Trucks, as their leadership has truly pushed the heavy-duty trucking space forward into electric,” said Vic Shao, CEO and founder of Amply Power. “For these distribution truck fleets, uptime is mission-critical, and heavy payloads have to be guaranteed. As such, we are focused on optimizing charging operations so that fleets experience the shortest charging times at the lowest cost possible.”