Zenobē supports Marcopolo’s future mobility strategy
EV fleet and battery storage specialist Zenobē has entered into an agreement with Marcopolo. The partnership is aimed at supporting the PCV manufacturer’s future mobility strategy and drive the growth of electric passenger transport around the world.
The Zenobē Marcopolo partnership will run over the next 12 months and includes joint development and feasibility studies in Australia, the US and other markets. It links Zenobē with Marcopolo’s international network of subsidiaries and fleet partners, growing its presence in these markets.
Underpinning each of these projects will be Zenobē’s smart charging software, providing Marcopolo and its customers with data and analysis on the operation and optimisation of electric vehicle fleets. Zenobē will gain further valuable insight into international electric vehicle operations.
In Australia, the agreement will investigate how Zenobē’s fleet charging expertise can save time and money for fleet operators. In the USA, it will support the development of a pilot programme to launch Marcopolo’s new eMinibus into the US market, offering trials to local operators.
Zenobē will also facilitate small-scale software integration, pre-loading the software on to Marcopolo’s next generation prototype vehicles. This will provide Marcopolo with valuable information as it develops its electric vehicle offering and will support Zenobē with integrating its software and electric vehicles around the world.
“We are excited to build on the projects we have delivered in Australia and to bring our software and expertise to new markets” – Steven Meersman, Co-founder and Director of Zenobē
Steven Meersman, Co-founder and Director of Zenobē, said: “Entering into this agreement will allow Marcopolo to tap into Zenobe’s expertise in battery electric vehicle operations, and crucially use our smart charging software to support the development of new electric vehicle models.
“We are excited to build on the projects we have delivered in Australia and to bring our software and expertise to new markets. Zenobē is proud to be helping Marcopolo, one of the largest bus manufacturers in the world, to meet growing global demand for zero emission vehicles.”
“Zenobē is a pioneer in its segment and has technological expertise in almost 1.000 owned buses” – João Paulo Ledur, Strategy & Digital Transformation Director of Marcopolo
João Paulo Ledur, Strategy & Digital Transformation Director of Marcopolo, said: “Developing complete and advanced solutions for bus electrification is part of our ESG strategy, that is why we have invested in projects and strategic partnerships with public and private companies, in the last years, to contribute to reducing the CO2 emissions in transportation.
“Zenobē is a pioneer in its segment and has technological expertise in almost 1.000 owned buses, acquired and rented in different markets around the world, offering, in addition to its software and hardware, an online platform for the management and operational efficiency of the batteries, including second life battery repurposing.”
Marcopolo is the world’s third largest bus manufacturer with buses operating in over 100 countries. Earlier this year it launched its first 100% electric bus model, Attivi, and made a commitment to develop strategic partnerships for the decarbonisation of passenger transport.