Chartered Speed operates intercity and intra-city bus services for the state of Gujarat, India. In the process of adding electric buses to their fleet, Chartered quickly realized the need for an innovative approach towards EV management and planning. Manual planning and scheduling was too time-consuming, tedious, and inefficient to accommodate complex EV parameters such as battery duration, charging schedules, and energy costs, which are crucial to the operation.
Through digitalization with Optibus, the operator will increase the speed of planning and scheduling for their fleet of more than 350 buses, including 40 electric buses. Optibus’ combination of artificial intelligence and optimization algorithms will automatically suggest optimal charging times, locations, and routes based on battery type and range, charger type, and more.
“We believe Optibus’ EV software infrastructure will drastically transform how we manage our fleet, creating an efficient system and more sustainable environment. With hands-on experience in operating electric buses and chargers, we understood that the ‘physical’ elements of electrification are just not enough. Optibus’ advanced optimization algorithms, use of machine learning, and scalability helped us to choose its EV management software, providing us with an end-to-end solution that juggles all the complexities of electric buses,” said Sanyam Gandhi, Director, Chartered Speed.