Electric Fleets

We provide fleet operators with modular electrification solutions tailored to their needs, allowing them to decarbonise faster and optimise operations.

We minimise both upfront and running costs

We are market leaders in the UK and Australasia and have worked with numerous operators. Each operator has a different starting point and a different set of requirements and so we work closely with them to understand what they need and how we can help.

 

This is a new industry and we provide clients with clear options on the different possible ways to proceed, including the advantages and disadvantages. Most importantly, we focus on minimising total fleet electrification costs, including the ongoing operating costs and the costs of adding more electric vehicles and infrastructure in future.

Power procurement

Working with operators of all fleet sizes has made us experts in calculating how much power they need to run their services, what their options are for procuring this power, and how to design each depot for the most efficient electrical operations.

 

We partner to find the most cost-effective approach, taking into account the specific needs of the operator, as well as their plans for the future.

Providing flexible charging infrastructure

Charging infrastructure is changing rapidly, so we focus on solutions not specific products. Working with a wide range of charging manufacturers enables us to create bespoke solutions for the individual requirements of each depot.

 

Most importantly, we future-proof our infrastructure designs so that the operator is ready for the next phase of electrification.

Complete battery and vehicle financing

The upfront capital required to purchase vehicles is significant, as are the costs of replacement batteries – so we offer finance. We do this for buses, trucks, coaches and replacement batteries over a range of contract lengths.

 

And in our circular system displaced batteries get a second life, so we’re able to charge the customer less in the first place.

Minimising operational costs

Bespoke power purchase agreements (PPAs) enable us to keep the operational costs down for our clients’ fleets and award-winning smart-charging software minimises energy costs.

 

Then, a smart combination of operator training and desktop software analysis enables us to increase overall operational efficiency.

Electric transport as a service (ETaaS)

Now fleet operators can also enjoy the benefits and flexibility of the ‘as a service’ model.

 

With ETaaS we’re able to finance and manage complete solutions including new vehicles, onboard battery replacement, charging and grid infrastructure, a depot second-life battery system, unique software to optimise charging, parts – and full operational support.

I want to electrify my fleet - where do I start?

Start by reading our guide to electric vehicle batteries and how to manage their performance. A must for fleet operators wanting to understand two of the key considerations when switching to battery electric vehicles.

Case Studies / Australia

Australia's largest electrified bus depot


Zenobē worked with Transgrid to develop a ‘next generation’ electric bus depot in the Sydney (Australia) suburb of Leichhardt that integrates electric vehicles, chargers, solar generation and batteries with the electricity grid. At 40 buses it is the biggest electric fleet in Australia
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Case Studies / United Kingdom

Electrifying Arriva's Brixton Tramshed


Zenobē helped Arriva transform their historic Brixton Tramshed (London) depot for electric bus charging, providing solutions to challenges including space constraints, high grid upgrade costs and financing for onboard battery replacement.
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Case Studies / United Kingdom

Electric Transport as a Service (ETaaS) for National Express


ETaaS provides reliability and flexibility for the operator, removing the hassle of owning the electric vehicle fleet and allowing them to focus on customer experience. The Coventry site will include onsite battery storage using recycled bus battery cells.
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