Volvo Trucks and AMPLY Power collaborate on charge management programs for electric truck fleets

Charging and energy management provider 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.

The companies are now working on projects with two heavy-duty electric truck fleets. One of these is Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest beverage distributors in the country. The deployment includes five Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric models operating 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, and take approximately 70 minutes to reach 80 percent charge.

“We are pleased to have AMPLY Power managing the charging operations for our new electric trucks,” said Manhattan Beer’s Juan Corcino. “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’s charge management system covers everything from site design for efficient movement of vehicles in the depot to software and hardware that communicates with the grid and manages loads to optimize charging costs. AMPLY’s OMEGA software platform charges vehicles based on the fleet’s priorities, provides real-time alerts to help guarantee uptime, and delivers detailed Scope 2 emissions reporting.

“For these distribution truck fleets, uptime is mission-critical, and heavy payloads have to be guaranteed,” said Vic Shao, CEO and founder of AMPLY Power. “As such, we are focused on optimizing charging operations so that fleets experience the shortest charging times at the lowest cost possible.”

Source: Volvo Trucks North America via Transport Dive