[Mountain View, Calif., November 10, 2020] – With transit agencies under pressure to electrify their fleets, AMPLY Power and AECOM have announced a strategic partnership to help bus fleet owners address and accelerate their zero-emission initiatives. By combining AMPLY Power’s operational expertise and unique Charging-as-a-Service technology with AECOM’s specialization in large-scale transportation and utility projects, the partnership provides transit agencies with a turnkey approach to optimize their infrastructure and operations for electrification.
“This partnership is an important step in the transition toward 100 percent electric mobility.” said Andrew Bui, AECOM Vice President National Transportation Innovation Lead. “Although 100 percent zero-emission transit bus goals are still years away, it’s critical to address now so that infrastructure and facilities can scale to support efficient electric operations. To facilitate moving fleets from pilot stage to full adoption, we believe this partnership offers what a fleet operator requires, from design and financing to fleet charging infrastructure implementation and management.”
AECOM specializes in supporting electric fleet conversions by creating efficient staging, optimizing infrastructure requirements, integrating new infrastructures like solar canopies, designing and coordinating utility infrastructure, and siting new facility locations. AMPLY Power brings their economical Charging-as-a-Service model to the table, which provides charging hardware deployment, management of depot upgrades and utility interconnections, real-time software-controlled charge optimization, debt financing of capital expenditures, and resiliency planning.
AMPLY Power recently broke ground on a project with the Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN), where they estimated a potential $4.8 million in fuel savings over the next 20 years for their 46 electric bus fleet. This builds on AMPLY Power’s 2020 whitepaper, which found that in over 84 percent of the top metropolitan areas in the United States, it is cheaper to re-fuel electric trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles with electricity than fossil fuels. Through a service offering with a fixed price metered by utilization, fleet customers like ATN can draw a direct economic comparison to dispensing fossil fuel without upfront capital costs and operational uncertainty.
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 Power provides a fully managed charging solution that enables municipal and commercial fleets to deploy electric vehicles confidently and without hassles. AMPLY Power handles all aspects of charging operations on behalf of fleet owners, and AMPLY Power’s charging systems are optimized for the lowest electricity costs.
About About AECOM:
AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle“ from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of approximately $13.6 billion in fiscal year 2019. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.