Samsara has partnered with EVgo to help customers accelerate their transition to electric — making EVgo the first electric vehicle partner on Samsara’s Experts Marketplace, the telematics provider stated in a news release.
Samsara also announced that the company has seen more than 160 million cumulative hybrid and electric miles driven by customers since 2018.
Samsara said that 6 million commercial EVs are expected to be on the road globally by 2025. Fleets are especially interested in accelerating their transition to meet emissions targets, decrease total cost of ownership, and improve their overall environmental footprint.
EVgo designs, owns, operates, and maintains a network of more than 1,100 Level 2 chargers and 800+ direct current fast charging locations across 34 states. As a certified partner on Samsara’s Experts Marketplace, EVgo can now serve as a resource and implementation partner for Samsara customers interested in taking their next step toward electrification.
"The transportation market is electrifying at a rapid pace. Electric vehicles provide an incredible opportunity for commercial fleets when it comes to making a sustainable impact,” explained Jonathan Levy, chief commercial officer at EVgo. “Samsara serves more than 20,000 customers across industries that are ripe for electrification, and we’re excited to partner with them to further accelerate the adoption of EVs.”
EVgo provides a number of options to help light, medium, and heavy-duty fleets electrify, including:
- Public fast charging: EVgo provides fleets access to their existing and growing network of EVgo public fast chargers, which has an industry-leading uptime rate of 98%.
- Dedicated charging hubs: EVgo can build dedicated charger hubs for fleets without consistent “home base” charging or who need additional “opportunity” charging on the go.
- Fleet depots: EVgo offers turnkey depot solutions that span the entire value chain for fleets, including transition planning, infrastructure deployment, equipment provisioning, software & networking, and ongoing maintenance.
“Fleet electrification is top of mind for a number of our transportation customers, but the process of adopting EVs can present unique operational challenges,” explained Christopher Mozzocchi, director of OEM product and ecosystem integrations at Samsara. “Partnering with EVgo will ensure our customers have the expertise and EV infrastructure needed to meet their unique sustainability goals.”
Samsara will also be hosting an upcoming webinar with EVgo to further help fleets get started with electric vehicles.
Originally posted on Charged Fleet