Summer 2021 Venture Client Cycle
Past opportunity

Charging Management for BEVs with Scania

Charging optimization
Energy management
Load balancing

Industry

Sustainable transport solutions

Revenue

2020

€12B

Employees

2020

50,000

Connected vehicles

2020

485k+

About

Large-scale adoption and operation of BEV fleets requires a solid and robust charging management system. If your solution contributes to charging optimization or development of charging management services, we would like to hear more from you!

Opportunity overview

ICE-based transport has 100+ year head start with its supportive infrastructure and operating model. From an operational perspective, charging is the biggest difference between BEV and ICE powered transport.

As a part of the more digitized, integrated and connected world of electrified transport, we identify the need to support our customers with charging management services. As a part of the holistic digital services ecosystem, charging management module can include a vast range of different kind of value adding services ranging from vehicle level to fleet and depot level solutions. Additionally, for example with smart energy management and load-balancing functionalities, we can even collaborate with other energy consumers than just BEV drivers and operators.

The benefits of proper charging management for BEV customers are tremendous. Optimized charging can lead to maximized vehicle up time resulting in a lower total investment, longer battery life and decreased operational costs for the customer. Depending on the use case of the BEV or BEV fleet, the charging management service could plan and prioritize charging according to charging settings, limitations, and cost and flow efficiency. If you can contribute to our development of smart charging management to support our customers transition and operation of sustainable BEV-based transport system, please check a few examples below and be in touch with us!

Focus Areas

Examples of solutions we’re interested in

Smart charging

We have a broad interest in smart charging solutions covering everything from simple scheduling tools to automated charging platforms utilizing parameters like the energy need, battery health, vehicle data, energy prices, etc. We envision a demand for a modular, solid charging management solution that can be a part of existing fleet management systems or a standalone service that could be extended for external users beyond our direct clients. Currently, our primary interest is in software solutions.

Energy management and load balancing

As part of charging management, we are interested in solutions that can help balancing the energy usage between charging and other energy consumers. For example, many of our customers have their chargers integrated to a manufacturing plant or other industrial facility.

Charging behavior analysis

To succeed in battery health and charging optimization, we need to optimize the charging behavior of BEV drivers and operators. We have high interest for behavior analysis of our BEV customers and providing tailored charging recommendations for them.

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