What’s Happening: Geotab Inc., a global leader in EV telematics, has announced its platform’s ability to provide near real-time data on battery charge, range, energy and fuel usage, and charging history for over 300 different electric vehicle (EV) makes and models. The announcement was made at the grand opening of Geotab’s Innovation and Research Hub in High Wycombe, England.
Why It Matters: As the EV industry continues to grow rapidly, there is a lack of official vehicle information standards, creating challenges for fleet managers. Geotab’s technology and reverse engineering process offer comprehensive data insights that help fleet managers make informed decisions for fleet electrification and sustainability goals, such as vehicle range, efficiency, and state-of-charge. This access to data can help prevent inefficiency, unexpected breakdowns, decreased productivity, and unsatisfactory electric vehicle experiences.
- Geotab’s Innovation and Research Hub, active since 2020, focuses on advancing data intelligence to support the electrification of the transportation sector at scale.
- The facility’s functions include vehicle reverse engineering, optimal installation methods, testing and validation of Geotab’s new hardware and software, design, specification and testing of wiring harnesses and installation procedures, and more.
- Geotab has been at the forefront of innovation for over 20 years and has specialized in electric vehicles for the past decade.
Bottom Line: Geotab’s achievement in providing comprehensive data intelligence for a wide range of EV makes and models sets a new industry standard. The company’s state-of-the-art Innovation and Research Hub in High Wycombe will continue to drive innovation, advancing cleaner and more sustainable transportation solutions. Geotab’s tools, such as the EV Suitability Assessment (EVSA) and Green Fleet Dashboard, offer valuable resources for fleets of any size along their EV conversion journey.