Navistar and In-Charge Energy are offering a charging infrastructure program to provide electric vehicle (EV) fleet customers with carbon neutral electricity.
“As more and more customers explore, invest in and adopt electric powertrains for buses and trucks, they are wondering where the electricity comes from,” said Jason Gies, vice president of eMobility business development for Navistar, in a prepared statement. “With this offering, we can proudly tell our customers and stakeholders in their community that their entire fleet can be fully powered by clean energy, regardless of where the fleet is operating.
In-Charge Energy’s fleet-driven In-Control software platform automates the process of collecting electric vehicle charging energy information and calculates the carbon impact of refueling with a single click. The company has entered into renewable energy credit (REC) contracts to convert the energy consumed by fleets into 100% renewable sources. With this solution, Navistar and other In-Charge customers can access carbon-free power and transparent acquisition, operation, certification and reporting, according to the company.
In California, Oregon and British Columbia, Canada, most companies can earn Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits when they charge their vehicles. The partnership between Navistar and In-Charge allows fleet managers to focus on managing their fleets while In-Control manages the generation of LCFS credits and credits in the energy markets for cash.
In other parts of the United States and Canada, In-Charge customers have the option of purchasing In-Charge carbon-free credits, which offset a fleet’s carbon emissions. With these credits, In-Charge and Navistar customers can purchase clean and renewable energy verified to reduce the environmental impact of their electricity consumption for electric vehicle charging, allowing them to become completely carbon neutral.
“We have assembled the most experienced team in North America for fleet electrification, and the team makes it easier for fleets to maximize the cost savings and environmental benefits of electrification,” said Terry O ‘Day, COO of In-Charge Energy, in a statement.