A trip planning that takes the actual age of a car battery into account has a positive impact on the ultimate lifespan of that battery. The results of Fleetlife, a joint feasibility study of TNO and Amber, give leasing companies and fleet owners that extra means to dispatch their electric cars in a smart and durable way. “When a value is attached to the remaining battery lifespan of a vehicle provisioned, managing on optimal deployment is even more rewarding”, says senior project manager Roel de Natris of TNO.
Fleets of electric vehicles show an explosive growth, which provides opportunities to optimize the deployment of that fleet and recharge smarter. By exploiting the increasing amount of data available within the fleet, owners can make smarter choices, increase battery lifespans en reduce costs. The study shows that benefits can mainly be reaped by:
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