Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint announced today the acquisition of ViriCiti, an electrification-focused solutions provider for eBus and commercial fleets company for €75 million.
According to ChargePoint, the acquisition will add information sources to optimize electric fleet operations, enhancing the company’s fleet solutions portfolio, and enabling fleets to identify what routes to electrify, monitor and report on uptime, optimize fueling to ensure operational readiness at low cost, and integrate vehicle and charging station management.
Pasquale Romano, President and CEO of ChargePoint, said:
“The future of fleets is electric, and integrating charging solutions with the many business systems already in place in today’s depots is essential to successful electrification. Adding ViriCiti’s vehicle management capabilities to our fleet portfolio allows ChargePoint to deliver more functionality to eBus and commercial fleet operators, while remaining open to integration with existing telematics systems. The combined solution underscores the importance of software to EV charging and will ensure operational readiness at low cost as fleets of all types across North America and Europe continue to electrify.”
Freek Dielissen, CEO of ViriCiti, added:
“Our mission over the last nine years has been to help fleet operators manage their electric operations. Today, zero-emission transportation is at a tipping point, and we are excited to join EV charging leader ChargePoint, integrate our complementary offerings and tap into the resources that will enable the electrification of fleets at a faster pace across North America and Europe.”