Real-Time Monitoring for Electric Buses

ViriCiti offers online energy management to optimize the performance of electric buses and trucks, enabling them to drive further at lower cost.

ViriCiti’s cloud-based monitoring system combines telecommunications, IT, and vehicle tracking designed specifi cally to improve the daily operations of electric trucks and city buses. Each connected vehicle is equipped with a hardware hub, which sends all vehicle data to ViriCiti’s secure servers. On these servers, data is processed and analyzed in real time and transformed into clear, informative dashboards for use by bus operators. This information is used to make decisions regarding charge cycles and route planning, as well as to control interior climate and adapt driver behavior, as necessary.
Through the system, electric vehicles gain 25% more range, range anxiety is eliminated, and utilization of the vehicle is increased by 10%. ViriCiti provides detailed fl eet performance statistics for operators, manufactures, suppliers,
and public transit agencies, ensuring that electric vehicle stakeholders can monitor the statistics they need to keep fleets operating efficiently.

Relevance of solution

Annual global urban transport emissions are expected to double to almost 1 billion tons of CO2 by 2015.1 Promoting the use of electric vehicles in commercial and public transit fleets by making it easy to monitor energy use and charging levels can help reduce these emissions and encourage more EV use on city streets.

Triple Bottom Line

Environmental

Purely electric vehicles have zero tailpipe emissions, making their environmental impact on cities far lower than diesel trucks and buses.

Social

ViriCiti’s technology makes EV operations easier and more efficient. If more companies and cities operated electric fleets, air pollution in cities would be significantly reduced.2

Economic

ViritCiti’s continuous monitoring increases the amount of time electric vehicles can stay on the road by 10%, resulting in a more efficient utilization and lower costs.


Sources

  1. IEA/OECD. “A Tale of Renewed Cities.” (2013.)
  2. NRDC and Electric Power Research Institute. “Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles.” (2007.)