Capgemini, partners to help Toronto prepare for electric vehicles

New York City, October 18, 2010 – Capgemini announced a partnership with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to help advance the deployment of zero emission electric vehicles in the Greater Toronto Area.

Working with TAF’s FleetWise EV300 program, which is designed to assist public and private fleets with the procurement and intelligent deployment of electric vehicles, Capgemini will look specifically at the implications for the GTA’s electricity grid of increased electric vehicle connection and charging.

The FleetWise EV300 program is focused on fleets, as these owners of high-mileage vehicles have a strong motivation and capacity to adopt leading-edge vehicle technology.

The program delivers a collaborative approach to purchasing, education and assessment of electric vehicles specifically for fleet operators. Capgemini will provide an important knowledge component for the growing number of FleetWise EV300 participants through its assessment and monitoring of grid infrastructure issues.

The FleetWise EV300 initiative has already assisted in placing a number of EVs on the road in the Toronto area. FleetWise EV300 partners will be able to exchange information and experiences, while a working group will analyze data gathered through the initiative and make recommendations for what the city and utilities can do to prepare for a greater penetration of EVs in the GTA.

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