Xcel Energy | Fleet Electrification Advisory Program
Sawatch Labs has teamed up with Xcel Energy to help fleet operators assess individual vehicles to determine if a vehicle’s driving needs could be met with an electric vehicle (EV). The project aims to support the development of fleet electrification plans, assess charging site suitability and estimate the cost of infrastructure installation. This low- or no-cost program is available to fleets that reside in the Xcel territory of Colorado and Minnesota.
Sawatch Labs has partnered with Energetics and several Clean Cities Coalitions to gather a national dataset of EV operations around the country for the EV WATTS Project. This public dataset will be used by National Labs, research organizations, and others to better understand how EVs are driven and charged. This will also inform future technology and infrastructure development. The EV WATTS team is currently recruiting fleets and local EV clubs. Find out more at www.evwatts.org, or follow EV WATTS on Facebook and Twitter @EVWATTSProject.
NREL University & State Analysis
Sawatch Labs is conducting analyses for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's work supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleet Program. The analyses for the several pilot projects are powered by Sawatch Labs ezEV and use telematics data from participating fleets to identify how and where EVs can contribute to meeting their EPAct requirements. This project has a component focused on helping universities identify how EVs can play a role in their fleet's efforts to meet broader campus-wide net-zero energy goals. The other component is focused on helping state fleets understand the impact that EV charging will have on their electricity costs and fleet electrification increases.
From 2018 through 2020, Sawatch Labs worked with the Electrification Coalition to provide Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessments (EVSAs) for Climate Mayors cities and the American Cities Climate Challenge. Our proprietary ezEV software, using telematics data from any provider, identifies fleet vehicles that are the best candidates for replacement with EVs. Cities participating in this analysis included Charlotte, NC, Honolulu, HI, Orlando, FL, Plainsboro, NJ, San Diego, CA, New Orleans, LA, Boston, MA, Albuquerque, NM, St. Louis, MO, and Washington, D.C.