Electric Vehicle Fleets

Zenobē provides a full turnkey end to end service fleet electrification solution, solving bus and fleet operators’ biggest challenges: charging infrastructure, access to power, vehicle funding and battery performance.

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Self-funding electric vehicle fleets, a breath of fresh air.

We tackle the challenges of switching to electric vehicle fleets head on, with our fully financed turnkey solution. For a cost lower than running diesel fleets, we’ll transition your fleet to electric including the charging infrastructure, grid connection, vehicle-battery managed service and all-encompassing software.

Today we have a 25% share of the UK e-bus market, a goal for >3,000 e-buses by 2025 and global ambitions. By making the transition to electric low-risk and affordable, we’re electrifying fleets at scale, dramatically improving the air quality of our towns and cities and powering the charge to zero carbon.

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Removing up-front costs

Our innovative finance model transforms upfront capital expenditure into operational costs paid for either by a fee per mile, per kilometre or fixed monthly. We take the pressure off the operator and allow them to make a transition that could take years in a few months.

This makes electrification possible today and delivers the added benefits of:

  • Lower running costs compared to diesel fleets
  • Off-balance sheet accounting
  • Low risk as we cover the cost for replacement batteries

Removing operational risk

We have a strong track record of delivery with a 25% share in the UK e-bus market, supporting 541 vehicles and 99.98% vehicle uptime since our first depot 3 years ago. We’re making sure fleet operators can continue delivering a reliable service, whilst transitioning to zero emissions.

  • Managed vehicle-battery service removes operational risk and increases environmental benefits as we re-use batteries in a second life
  • Smart charging software ensures vehicles are always fully charged at the lowest cost and providing real-time data on battery, charger, driver and vehicle performance
  • Working from a strong experience delivering bespoke projects in tight timeframes and varied locations

Optimisation with our Smart software

Our proprietary software solution was developed specifically with the needs of fleet operators in mind. No matter the manufacturer of the bus or charger, our customers can manage their fleets from a single tailored platform.

  • Operators can see charge levels, mileage, driver performance and other key metrics
  • Improvement in service efficiency and the longevity of equipment
  • Second life applications for batteries mean we can reduce the cost to our customers whilst delivering environmental benefits



Bespoke electrification strategy

Each electrification project is different, and we work end-to-end from power procurement and infrastructure to parking and charging optimisation to ensure each project delivers.

  • We partner with local authorities, operators, Distribution Network Operators and iDNOs to ensure on-site power is delivered efficiently and affordably.
  • Mobile and stationary batteries balance power supply, reducing charges in peak periods and taking strain off the grid
  • Sometimes we connect these batteries to onsite renewables to further reduce costs
  • Improved on-site parking and charging strategy helps fleet operators maximise their charging capabilities and as a result, their fleet size
  • We design a parking strategy with our customers that minimises loss of space and the operational impact of going EV whilst maximising flexibility and resilience of the depot

How green are electric vehicle fleets?

Per e-bus’ 15 year contract we can save:

  • 990 tonnes of CO2
  • 375kg of NOx
  • ½ million litres of fuel

But how clean is the power that charges these vehicles? Find out how we’re supporting the uptake of renewables on the grid here.

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Abellio London Bus Depot

Zenobe provided financing and is operating a range of cost reducing and environmentally friendly solutions for bus operator Abellio in London.

The Challenge

Abellio London planned to deploy 34 electric buses from their Walworth depot for TfL routes C10 (Canada Water to Victoria Station) and P5 (Patmore Estate to Elephant and Castle) but required battery financing and charging infrastructure services. Abellio’s current grid import capacity at their Walworth depot restricted the number of buses that could be charged at once. Additional space constraints also required any charging solution to be compact

Abellio needed a solution that could charge their electric buses quickly overnight and ready to go every morning.

Furthermore, Abellio needed a flexible charging solution to accommodate further fleet electrification at depot

Zenobē financed all 34 batteries on the bus through a managed service, guaranteeing that route mileage requirements are met throughout the duration of the contract.

The Solution

Zenobē installed a stationary battery to support the grid when charging electric buses at peak periods using our bespoke software system.

This stationary battery will provide services to National Grid during the day, generating additional income, which in turn will reduce fees for Abellio.

Additionally, we financed all 34 batteries on the bus through a managed service, guaranteeing that route mileage requirements are met throughout the duration of the contract.


  • We conducted a detailed study of mileages, energy efficiency for vehicle – route combination to determine grid and storage requirements

Charging Infrastructure

  • Multiple DC chargers with ability to charge vehicles at >80kW
  • Simple plug-and-play solution that is technology neutral. The bus operator plugs in their electric vehicle and Zenobē takes care of smart charging to guarantee a full charge everyday.


  • Modular and move-able, quick to install
  • Connected Zenobē proprietary dispatch and monitoring software
  • Can be increased in size as Abellio decides to electrify more routes in the future or introduce more e-buses at the depot

In numbers


tonnes CO2 saved from entering the atmosphere per year


kg of NOx saved from entering the atmosphere per year

Key results

  • End-to-end solution
  • Lower upfront and operating costs
  • Reduced emissions
  • Flexibility for the future
  • Decreased noise pollution


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