Drax chooses and Digital to drive greater EV adoption

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  Posted by: electime      17th January 2022

UK-based renewable energy company Drax has unveiled a new electric vehicle (EV) management platform which it has built in partnership with AND Digital. The platform, called My Electric Vehicles, aims to support organisations in simplifying their EV fleet management. It’s also hoped the simplicity of the solution will encourage those still using diesel powered fleet vehicles to make the switch to new electric alternatives.

AND Digital, working in collaboration with its client Drax, has supported in building the platform that provides organisational fleet managers with the real time tools they needed to manage a fleet of EVs efficiently. As a result, My Electric Vehicles provides detailed information on where EV charge points are located across the UK via an interactive map. Fleet managers have access to real time data on a fleet’s energy consumption, CO2 savings and running costs, all in one intuitive platform.

As well as helping organisations to monitor their fleets in real time, the platform also provides an eco-safety score. This can be used to fine-tune driver actions and routes whilst on the road – supporting organisations in reducing their carbon footprint significantly.

Adam Hall, Director of Energy Services for Drax, said:

“The help and expertise that AND Digital brought to the creation and launch of Drax’s new My Electric Vehicles portal was invaluable in helping us to develop a portal that provides data and insights not available anywhere else in the market. The data and insight available will allow our customers to make the most informed decisions about their fleet in real time.”

Amol Punekar, AND Digital Club Executive and Head of Business Unit, said:

“AND Digital was founded on the basis that each individual is not only responsible for developing great tech, but for ensuring that the tech that is created has a wider societal impact. The My Electric Vehicles platform is a great example of how we’ve managed to harness the skills and knowledge of our ANDis (the collective term we use for our people); applied them to a pressing global issue; and worked collaboratively with a client to create a game-changing piece of technology.”

“As a company we’re making good progress on reaching one of our central missions: to support clients in developing tech that improves the lives of two-hundred million people by 2025. By working with Drax on this project, we’ve supported the company in delivering a new digital solution that will empower organisations to contribute positively towards the UK’s zero carbon target. We believe that by simplifying the management of EVs, we can push many more companies past the EV adoption tipping point sooner rather than later.”

AND Digital currently works with clients across a range of sectors, including financial

services, media, telecommunications, retail, hospitality and the public sector. As one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, it now has a total of 13 clubs in the UK, along with a newly established international club in Amsterdam which opened in June 2021.

To find out more about AND Digital, visit: https://www.and.digital/

For more information on Drax’s My Electric Vehicles platform, visit: https://energy.drax.com/insights/drax-my-electric-vehicles/)