Hitachi Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., and Optibus are partnering to help cities and mass transport providers decarbonize their bus fleets.
The partnership combines Hitachi’s digital and operational capabilities with the Optibus AI platform, offering bus operators the ability to manage risk and cost when electrifying their fleet. Hitachi’s turnkey solution will support both the preparation for, delivery of, and post transformation optimization of the fleets.
The Optibus AI platform powers mass transportation operations in over 450 cities around the world. The company is a sector leader with a deep understanding of the challenges facing fleet optimization prior to electrification and the delivery of optimized fleets post electrification.
“We all want to live in cities which are easy to get around and free from pollution” said Optibus CEO and co-founder Amos Haggiag “We are excited to be working with Hitachi to make that a reality as we work together to reduce CO2 emissions across Europe and beyond.”
The two companies share a commitment to reducing CO2 emissions and making cities more sustainable. Hitachi, a climate change innovator, has recently become a Principal Partner for COP26 and is a member of the UN’s Race to Zero campaign through the Business Ambition for 1.5°C.