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April 19, 2023

Synop supports the future of fleet electrification through industry partnerships

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At Synop, we are committed to accelerating the transition to electric commercial fleets by providing end-to-end software solutions that optimize charging and energy management, but we know that this transition will require industry-wide collaboration and support. That's why we are proud to partner with and sponsor several organizations dedicated to advancing the future of electric vehicle (EV) fleets. Synop aligns with organizations that support open standards, interoperability, and secure integrations between the grid and charging assets.

  • Alliance for Transportation Electrification (ATE): ATE is a nonprofit organization that brings together stakeholders across the transportation and energy sectors to accelerate the deployment of electric transportation. We were excited to join ATE, given its strong positions on open standards and interoperability, as well as its effort to support collaboration between utilities and other industry allies. Utilities hold the keys to accelerating transportation electrification, and interoperability between the grid and charging assets will be crucial in accomplishing statewide and national electrification goals.
  • North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE): NACFE is a nonprofit organization that works with fleets, manufacturers, and technology providers to improve the efficiency of North American freight operations. We were drawn to NACFE based on their leadership in educating fleet customers on electrification and monitoring case studies with fleet customers to share learnings across the industry.  We are proud to sponsor NACFE's mission to reduce fuel consumption and emissions in the freight sector through the adoption of electric and other clean technologies.
  • CALSTART: CALSTART is a nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the transition to a clean transportation future.  We chose to join CALSTART as they have been a leader since the '90s in accelerating market adoption of EVs through innovative programs, validation of new technologies, and advocating for policies that support open standards and interoperability. As a member and sponsor of CALSTART, we look forward to working alongside other industry leaders to advance the adoption of clean transportation technologies, including EVs.
  • Open Charge Alliance (OCA): OCA is an international coalition of key players in the public and private electric vehicle infrastructure sector, united in their mission to advance open standards by implementing the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and the Open Smart Charging Protocol (OSCP). As a supporter of OCA, we are committed to promoting interoperability and making it easier for fleet operators to deploy and manage EV charging infrastructures.
  • OpenADR Alliance: OpenADR is a nonprofit organization that develops and promotes open standards for automated demand response (ADR) in the energy sector. By supporting OpenADR, we are able to contribute to the development of standards that enable EVs to participate in demand response programs, providing benefits to both fleet operators and the grid.
  • Vehicle-Grid Integration Council (VGIC): VGIC is a collaborative initiative uniting transportation and energy experts to seamlessly integrate electric vehicles into the power grid. As VGIC members, we work towards establishing standards that facilitate the interaction between EVs and the grid. This collaboration is essential for optimizing vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, benefiting grid stability and EV owners alike. Through VGIC, we contribute to efficient energy use, sustainable transportation, and grid resilience.

At Synop, we understand that supporting the future of fleet electrification requires collaboration across the industry. That's why we are proud to sponsor and support organizations like ATE, NACFE, CALSTART, OCA, OpenADR, and VGIC, each of which is dedicated to advancing the adoption of clean transportation technologies and developing open standards for EV infrastructure and energy management. We hope you will join us in supporting these organizations and accelerating the transition to a clean transportation future.