TNI || New Delhi || 08th Oct 2021
A nonprofit testbed for sustainable transportation, The Ray, has announced a study on fleet electrification, which will analyze the movement patterns of medium to heavy-duty freight vehicles that run on select American interstates and highways.
While using the data provided by Geotab, The Ray will ascertain the optimal location as well as the design for the EV charging stations and thereby make EVs more accessible in the days to come.
This analysis by The Ray will begin with two pilot corridors; one along I-20 from Dallas in Texas to Atlanta in Georgia and the other from Port of Savannah in Georgia to the inland port in Atlanta, Georgia.
Geotab will develop as well as provide data visualization tools like graphs and heat maps helping The Ray to leverage telematics-rich data insights which will determine the most strategic locations to build the charging infrastructure of medium and heavy-duty trucks.
This data will also be useful to The Ray to understand what kind of additional truck parking is required in the case of electric vehicles.
The company will make use of the data from Geotab to know the land size needed to support the charging of medium to heavy-duty trucks. Improving the charging infrastructure and the advancements made by The Ray will act as a foundation of its goal to develop EV charging lanes that will charge the vehicles while it is in motion.