The fleetification and electrification of mobility are motivating governments, utilities and businesses alike to prepare for the changing face of transportation.
In this line, ChargePoint, deepening its portfolio as the market transitions to fleets and electrification, has announced the acquisition of Kisensum, a leader in fleet energy solutions.
According to Electric Vehicle Outlook 2018 (Bloomberg New Energy Finance, 2017) it is estimated that by 2040, 55 percent of new car sales and 33 percent of the global car fleet will be electric. As EVs gain traction, fleet managers require a fully integrated and reliable solution designed for the unique needs of an electric fleet.
The ChargePoint fleet energy solution, incorporating Kisensum cloud services, fulfills the need of a fully integrated offering that would give fleet managers a single integration point for energy and charger management, connecting with their existing vehicle telematics and fleet scheduling platforms.
With this integration the fleet managers would be able to control and optimize grid services, local renewables generation, and energy storage. Predictive capabilities can enable forecasting of future use, reducing cost and increasing efficiency. Available globally, the solution can help managers around the world manage any OCPP-compliant stations, in any country where ChargePoint operates.
Post acquisition, the entire Kisensum team will join ChargePoint, maintaining Kisensum’s current offices in Oakland, Calif.