BYD and AMPLY Launch Preferred Partnership For Electric Vehicle Charging

BYD and AMPLY Launch Preferred Partnership For Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Energy Services

 

[Los Angeles, Calif. (10/30/2019)] – With the high costs and operational complexities surrounding electric vehicle (EV) deployments within commercial fleets, EV manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams) has announced a preferred partnership with charging infrastructure provider, AMPLY Power.

The partnership allows fleet operators such as transit agencies, shuttle bus operators, universities, school districts, and municipalities to more rapidly migrate to electric vehicles through joint products and services encompassing vehicles and infrastructure.

In a 2018 survey by Greenbiz, fleet operators cited high cost and complex infrastructure as main deterrents in expanding their electric truck and bus pilots to full deployment. The two companies aim to answer these challenges by providing bundled, affordable solutions and charging infrastructure that guarantees uptime.

“Together, BYD and Amply Power offer a great benefit to our customers,” BYD President Stella Li said. “This partnership leads to a total and affordable solution that will help municipalities, universities and businesses achieve their climate goals.”

AMPLY provides comprehensive end-to-end services to fleet operators, including operational upgrades and utility interconnections, optimal charging strategy based on drive cycle and duty cycle, debt financing or grant funding for reducing capital expenditures, and implementing resiliency plans where needed. The company assumes the full financial responsibility of utility account and provides the fleet with flat usage rates. AMPLY also performs onsite operations and maintenance services, and invests in technology upgrades as the needs of the fleet evolve.

“If we want to accelerate electric vehicle fleet adoption, we must make it as simple as possible for commercial fleet operators,” said Vic Shao, CEO of AMPLY Power. “By establishing a relationship with BYD, we now open the door to vehicle and management options for operators, making the switch to electric even easier.”

BYD produces transit buses and motor coaches at its manufacturing plant in Lancaster, California. BYD is the only battery-electric bus manufacturer that has both a union workforce, covered by SMART Local 105, and a community benefits agreement, which prioritizes hiring of veterans, single parents, second-chance workers, and other groups that face obstacles to gaining manufacturing employment.

AMPLY and BYD have been working with joint customers since early 2019. This partnership formalizes the relationship as the two companies begin to deploy a number of electric bus customer projects, with the earliest expected to launch this year.

About BYD
 
The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, has been the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer for the past three years running, in both consumer and commercial/industrial electric vehicles. Last year, BYD sold more than 113,000 plug-in electric vehicles worldwide and currently has nearly 40,000 electric buses in service around the world.
 
BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. BYD has 220,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit

 About AMPLY Power

FLEET CHARGING, SIMPLIFIED. AMPLY Power accelerates the adoption of electric buses, trucks, and private fleets through the first-of-its-kind pay-per-mile-driven model for electric “refueling”. AMPLY provides a fully managed charging solution that enables municipal and commercial fleets to deploy electric vehicles confidently and without the hassle. AMPLY handles all aspects of charging operations on behalf of fleet owners and AMPLY’s charging systems are optimized for the lowest electricity costs. The company is funded by top-tiered VCs, including Obvious VenturesCongruent VenturesKittyHawk, and PeopleFund.

For more please visit www.amplypower.com and follow @AMPLYPower on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Technica Communications for AMPLY Power

Tyler Allen

225-205-8107

tyler@technicacommunications.com

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AMPLY Power Selected by Elemental Excelerator Program for It’s Charging-as-a-Service Model for Electric Vehicle Fleets

AMPLY Power Selected by Elemental Excelerator Program for It’s Charging-as-a-Service Model for Electric Vehicle Fleets

Accelerator funds project and companies tackling pressing environmental issues, driving innovation in local and global markets and improving equitable access to technology for frontline communities.

Mountain View, Calif., October 17, 2019 ] – Elemental Excelerator, a global clean technology accelerator, announced funding for AMPLY Power alongside 16 other startups tackling urgent challenges in food & agriculture, water, energy, and mobility.

One of the fastest ways to kickstart the number of electric vehicles is to convert municipal and commercial fleets. But even if every fleet operator decided to switch to EVs tomorrow, they’d have to do it in spite of persistent barriers like volatile electricity prices and underdeveloped charging infrastructure. That’s where AMPLY Power’s Charging-as-a-Service technology comes in. It addresses the many pain points around fleet electrification with a single turnkey solution, no matter the vehicle type. By providing fleet operators with the ability to design, operate, and maintain low-cost charging services, we believe the company has a strong ability to help accelerate the number of electric buses, trucks, and passenger vehicles on the road.

“We are thrilled to work with Elemental as they support companies looking to innovate and better today’s evolving energy landscape,” said Vic Shao, CEO of AMPLY Power. “Elemental’s track record of working alongside mission-driven companies will be pivotal to AMPLY’s continued growth, especially as we continue to service the unique challenges government and municipal fleets face.”

Selected from a record number of applicants — more than 800 from 66 countries — the new cohort brings Elemental’s total portfolio to 99 companies, 10 of which have been acquired over the last seven years. Elemental’s total funding awarded across its portfolio is $36 million.

“Our eighth cohort introduces even more funded startups deploying solutions with eager and committed global and community partners,” said Elemental Excelerator CEO Dawn Lippert. 

“AMPLY Power offers a business model that is both ambitious and realistic, empowering businesses and municipalities to better participate in the clean energy marketplace. We are excited about AMPLY’s participation in the accelerator, and believe more than ever that startups will be at the heart of fighting climate change and solving the most urgent environmental issues of our time.”

About Elemental Excelerator
 
Elemental Excelerator helps startups change the world, one community at a time. Each year, they find 15-20 companies that best fit their mission and fund each company up to $1 million to improve systems that impact people’s lives: energy, mobility, water, agriculture, and beyond. For more information, please visit elementalexcelerator.com.
 
About AMPLY Power

FLEET CHARGING, SIMPLIFIED. AMPLY Power provides Charging-as-a-Service to de-risk and accelerates the adoption of electric buses, trucks, and passenger vehicles by public and private fleets through its simple price-per-mile-driven model. AMPLY provides a fully managed charging solution that enables municipal and commercial fleets to deploy electric vehicles confidently and without hassles. AMPLY handles all aspects of charging operations on behalf of fleet owners and AMPLY’s charging systems are optimized for the lowest electricity costs. The company is funded by Congruent Ventures and Obvious Ventures.

For more please visit www.amplypower.com and follow @AMPLYPower on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Technica Communications for AMPLY Power

Tyler Allen

225-205-8107

tyler@technicacommunications.com

© 2020 AMPLY POWER. All Rights Reserved. 

2019 NORCAL Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo

NORCAL Clean Fleet Technology
Conference & Expo

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NORCAL Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo Oct 15 – 17

The Clean Cities Coalitions in Sacramento and the East Bay are joining with the Green Transportation Summit and Expo to produce the NorCal Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo. The conference will run from October 15th through the 17th at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California and will feature the latest in low-emission and zero-emission on- and off-road technologies, community clean air action, funding opportunities, as well as insights from policy and regulatory leaders at the state and federal levels.

We will be sharing a booth with Fairway EV/Tropos

More details at http://norcalcleanfleetexpo.com

 

About AMPLY Power

FLEET CHARGING, SIMPLIFIED. AMPLY Power provides Charging-as-a-Service to de-risk and accelerates the adoption of electric buses, trucks, and passenger vehicles by public and private fleets through its simple price-per-mile-driven model. AMPLY provides a fully managed charging solution that enables municipal and commercial fleets to deploy electric vehicles confidently and without hassles. AMPLY handles all aspects of charging operations on behalf of fleet owners and AMPLY’s charging systems are optimized for the lowest electricity costs. The company is funded by Congruent Ventures and Obvious Ventures.

For more please visit www.amplypower.com and follow @AMPLYPower on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contact:

Technica Communications for AMPLY Power

Tyler Allen

225-205-8107

tyler@technicacommunications.com

© 2020 AMPLY POWER. All Rights Reserved.