AECOM launches electric vehicle smart charging management system

Global Infrastructure firm AECOM is launching a new smart system for fleet and infrastructure owners which it says allows them to manage charging in the most energy efficient and low carbon way.

It’s signed an MoU with EV technology charging company Zapinamo to deliver a solution which enables owners of EV fleets and owners of charging infrastructure from any manufacturer to monitor how much electricity is being used and when, as well as the energy source used.

The companies say owners can ensure they are meeting carbon reduction commitments by using renewables, whilst integrating the management of this new technology into their Enterprise Management Systems software.

Zapinamo provides the technology through the certification of the energy source and communication with any charger at any location through its OCPP2.0 standard compliant charge station management system. AECOM brings its energy systems knowledge and will be responsible for integrating the solution into clients’ EMS.

AECOM director of Zero Carbon Energy Systems Sam Mackilligin said that the “rapid transition to electric vehicles and the benefits these bring through the reduction in carbon emissions can’t be compromised by inefficient energy use when vehicles are being charged,” while Zapinamo chief executive Ian Stillie added, “With worldwide calls to ‘build back better’ from the pandemic, taking steps to improve infrastructure is imperative so we can apply scalable and efficient green smart energy, grow the EV market and contribute towards the government’s target to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050.”

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