Goupil Industrie, a French manufacturer of industrial electric vehicles, is deploying Geotab’s telematics platform to help its customers enhance their fleet efficiency and management.
Founded in 1996, the business has sold more than 17,000 vehicles across 35 countries, with clients including cleaning companies, hotels and amusement parks.
The new partnership with Geotab will see Goupil vehicles in markets from the UK to Spain and Germany connected up to the Geotab platform to bring a wealth of real-time data. This includes vehicle and battery information, including configurable alerts on battery status, to optimise operation and charging patterns while also facilitating smart charging. This will also enable operators to monitor vehicle usage and driver behaviour, to encourage eco-driving where needed. Clients will also be able to send and receive electric vehicle and battery health maintenance-related alerts and updates to customer operation centres.
As a result, operators will be able to optimise the eco benefits as well as the maintenance and road risk management for their vehicles.
“We are very happy to take another innovative step forward in the IoT and vehicle electrification space with the help of Geotab,” said Olivier Pelletier, general manager, Goupil Industrie. “Having increased access to vehicle information will help us to continuously improve our product, optimise our processes and provide our customers with the best service and experience possible. By aligning with a connected vehicle partner, like Geotab, Goupil Industrie’s position as an innovative leader in the OEM space is catalysed.”
“Geotab is proud to work closely with innovators such as Goupil Industrie,” added Edward Kulperger, vice president of Geotab for Europe. “We believe that the fleet industry is poised for mass EV adoption, which is critical for not only ensuring improved overall air quality in our communities but for increasing efficiencies when it comes to routing goods and people through our cities. Working with a trusted partner like Goupil Industrie, helps to drive that adoption and ensures that health and sustainable transportation benefits are realised.”