Building upon an existing partnership, The Ray has collaborated with Geotab Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to showcase how aggregate data analysis can efficiently and effectively position zero-carbon fueling stations nationwide for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The Ray and Geotab ITS have successfully launched a series of freight electrification clinics tailored for transportation agencies. These clinics provided valuable insights, enabling agencies to strategically determine optimal designs and locations for high-powered EV charging and hydrogen fueling infrastructure. 

As a part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program, the clinics provided state agencies with insights to help them plan for medium and heavy-duty charging stations in tandem with their NEVI deployments, allowing them to make data-driven decisions to promote future electrification. The National Grid’s Electric Highway Study, performed by Geotab ITS and other partners, informs how best to build the charging infrastructure. States like Georgia have taken proactive steps in preparing for the development of hydrogen fueling infrastructure to support commercial fleets. 

“In an era where the demand for sustainable progress is escalating, the necessity to strategically allocate EV infrastructure—which can be a considerable expense—is critically important,” said Nate Veeh, Senior Business Development Manager of Geotab ITS. 

“The Ray and Geotab ITS are meeting the moment by working closely with transportation agencies across the nation to analyze truck travel trends within their jurisdictions,” said Laura Rogers, Deputy Director of The Ray. “The clinics and resulting analysis informs investments in zero-carbon fueling stations, ensuring the highest utilization rates possible.”