EV Fleet Management Software

EV Fleet Management Software

Client Overview

Our client, a leading logistics company with a commitment to reducing carbon emissions, envisioned transitioning a significant portion of their fleet to electric vehicles. However, they faced challenges in managing and optimizing the performance of these EVs efficiently.

Objectives

In the age of sustainability and technological innovation, the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is on the rise. Alongside this trend, the need for efficient EV fleet management solutions has become imperative for organizations aiming to transition to electric mobility. This case study delves into the development of an EV fleet management software tailored to meet the evolving needs of businesses embracing sustainable transportation solutions for the logistics industry

Challenges

Various challenges need to be overcome to implement the EV software management system in the logistics and fleet industry some of the challenges are:

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Integrating diverse EV vehicles and charging infrastructure into a unified platform is the key challenge that comes in a way
 
Developing algorithms to optimize routes, charging schedules, and vehicle assignments to minimize downtime and maximize efficiency
 
Managing vast amounts of real-time data generated by EVs, including battery status, location, and performance metrics
 
Designing an intuitive interface for fleet managers and drivers to monitor and control EVs effectively. Ensuring the scalability of the solution to accommodate the client’s future expansion plans

Protocols used:

OCPP 1.6 and OCPP 2.0.1 (Communication between the charger, Application, and Fleet management software within the internal network)

Fleet management software module

Implementing a migration from OCPP 1.6 to OCPP 2.0.1 can be a significant undertaking, as it involves transitioning to a newer version of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) compliance CMS and charging infrastructure needs to be introduce that leads to change in functionality, communication methods, and security features.

Admin Portal:
– (User Management, Driver Management, Vehicle Management, Charging sessions, Alarms and log, Charger management, charger commands, RBAC (role-based access)
 
Driver Application:
Restricted access as per the role (User Management, CPO Management, CPO profiles, Charging sessions, Alarms and log, Charger management, charger commands, billing and payments)
 

Mobile Application feature for the driver

Implementing a migration from OCPP 1.6 to OCPP 2.0.1 can be a significant undertaking, as it involves transitioning to a newer version of the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) compliance CMS and charging infrastructure needs to be introduce that leads to change in functionality, communication methods, and security features.

Vehicle Status and Navigation
Drivers should be able to view crucial information about their assigned EV, including battery level, range estimation, and maintenance alerts. Navigation features with real-time traffic updates and EV-specific routing to optimize routes and minimize travel time
 
Charging Hub Locator
An interactive map displaying nearby charging stations with availability status, compatible plug types, and pricing information
 
Route Planning with Charging Stops
Integration with navigation to plan routes that include necessary charging stops, considering the vehicle’s current battery level and planned destination
 
Trip Management
Access to a log of past trips, including start and end times, distance traveled, energy consumption, and charging details. Capability to plan future trips, including setting waypoints, scheduling charging stops, and estimating arrival times
 
Performance
Providing drivers with feedback on their driving behaviour, including acceleration, braking, and energy efficiency, to promote eco-friendly driving habits
 
Driver Profiles
Customizable driver profiles to save individual preferences such as seat position, climate control settings, and favourite charging stations
 

Tech Stack for CMS:

Android, iOS
Platforms
Flutter
Mobile Apps
Angular
Web Frontend
Node js
Web Backend
MySql
Database

Conclusion:

The development of an EV fleet management software solution has enabled our client to embrace sustainable transportation practices for logistics. While enhancing operational efficiency and reducing costs. By leveraging innovative technologies and a customer-centric approach, we have empowered businesses to navigate the transition to electric mobility with confidence and success