AlphaStruxure integrates tool from The Mobility House
The US company AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric, has appointed The Mobility House as its technology partner. AlphaStruxure will use the Munich-based company’s charging and energy management system to integrate electric bus, truck and car fleets into site and distribution networks.
In an accompanying statement, AlphaStruxure said it has selected The Mobility House as a partner for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) offerings in North America. Specifically, The Mobility House’s ChargePilot charging and energy management system will be integrated with Schneider’s energy management system. For fleet customers, this is expected to translate into a new all-in-one solution offering that AlphaStruxure plans to make available on a kWh basis.
EaaS is one of those turnkey solutions that has gained traction in the US market, according to The Mobility House. “In such a model, a service provider installs, owns and operates the charging infrastructure for a fleet customer, usually at the fleet operator’s depot,” the Munich-based company elaborates. Instead of a financial investment, customers opt for regular payments for the service.
The manufacturer-neutral charging and energy management system ChargePilot from The Mobility House controls the charging processes and optimises the use of the available energy power. According to the partners, in addition to charging and fleet management, energy services that go beyond the needs of the vehicles and extend to the location and facilities are also offered as part of the complete package.
The Mobility House has already named a first customer: the intelligent solution is to be used for a bus depot in Brookville in the US state of Maryland – “currently one of the largest fleet electrification projects in North America”, according to the company’s headquarters.
“Energy-as-a-Service could also become an interesting business model for Europe in the future, as it is the most simple and convenient solution for fleet operators,” expresses Marcus Fendt, Managing Director of The Mobility House. The manufacturer-neutral approach and the open interface system of The Mobility House made it possible to network with a variety of innovative partners such as AlphaStruxure. “Through our collaboration in the U.S., we have set the course for reshaping the charging landscape for electric fleets,” Fendt affirms.
According to The Mobility House, ChargePilot is in use at over 600 locations worldwide, including major fleet operators such as the Austrian Post or Transdev. In addition to AlphaStruxure in the USA, The Mobility House is also working with the Japanese conglomerate Mitsui, among others, on a solution tailored for Europe for large fleet customers and bus operators. Misui has been one of the shareholders of The Mobility House since 2017.