Hertz leads funding round for UFODrive electric car rentals
The electric car rental company UFODrive has raised 19 million US dollars in its Series A funding round. The main investors are car rental company Hertz and the private equity firm Certares. Hertz plans to use UFODrive’s digital rental and fleet management technology to operate its global electric car fleet.
BP acquires Amply Power in the US
BP took its first major step into electrification in the US with the acquisition of Amply Power, an EV charging and energy management provider for fleets that operate trucks, transit and school buses, vans and light-duty vehicles.
Gridtractor debuts SaaS model to charge electric tractors
The new startup Gridtractor just launched in California to develop charging technology and energy management services for electric tractors and heavy farm equipment. In concrete terms, Gridtractor will help farmers integrate electric charging and V2G technology into their operations through a new SaaS model.
Charging networks in UK & Ireland opt for Fortum SaaS
Fortum of Finland is progressing beyond the Nordics as the company announces seven new partnerships with charge point operators in Great Britain and Ireland. The partners utilise Fortum’s cloud management solution as the company now offers software-as-a-service (SaaS).