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Webfleet Solutions scoops major telematics award for EV technology

Webfleet Solutions has been named as the winner of the German Telematik Award 2020, in recognition of its electric vehicle features.

The telematics giant updated its Webfleet solution with EV-focused tools earlier this year and the German Telematik Award, organised by industry magazine Telematik Markt, reflects its work.

“I am proud and grateful to win this prestigous award for our electric vehicle features,” said Taco van der Leij, vice president of Webfleet Solutions Europe.

“It’s a recognition that we, as Webfleet Solutions, constantly create innovative solutions for both fleet managers and drivers.”

Webfleet Solutions has also revealed it will significantly enhance its EV features further with the next release of the Webfleet solution, which goes out to all customers worldwide from mid-October 2020.

The solution already brings real-time information on charge levels, driving range and remaining charging time, giving fleet managers remote insights to help them optimise EVs – as recognised by the solution being awarded the German Telematik Award 2020.

Webfleet also provides customers with information of their existing fleet regarding fuel consumption, driving behaviour, past trips, mileage and other crucial data points. This data can help customers to understand better which combustion engine vehicles can be easily replaced by an EV.

The new, enhanced EV features further support fleet managers in the electrification of their fleet and maximising their cost-saving potentials. Locations of charging points will be available on the Webfleet map which can be displayed to the driver on the PRO Driver terminals. The visibility of nearby charging stations and the remaining driving range of EVs help fleet managers to further optimize their workforce planning.

Thanks to new notifications, customers can also stay informed when the battery of a vehicle reaches a critical level during operation and needs to be recharged. Webfleet Solutions provides all this vehicle data via their open API interface.

Van der Leij added: “EVs will become a crucial part of all fleets – however, adapting to new processes and planning is not always easy. We will continue to support our customers to master the needed transformation.”

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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