Transportation & MobilityNovember 10, 2023

Turning trucks into circular EVs

US startup Evolectric is on a mission to transform commercial fleets into eco-friendly CircularEVs by upcycling them with its advanced electric vehicle technology, developed on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Avatar Rebecca Lambert

Instead of scrapping old diesel trucks, a company in California has an alternative solution that breathes new life into them, reduces their environmental impact and saves owners money in the process. Evolectric develops electrified transportation and battery technologies for commercial vehicles. It’s created an out-of-the-box retrofit solution – managed entirely on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud – that turns existing combustion-engine vehicles into what Evolectric refers to as CircularEVsTM.

Within days, a team of engineers and local mechanics can swap out the truck’s existing internal combustion engine and parts for a smart electric powertrain, cooling system, battery, electronics and chassis, and refresh the cab to look as good as new.

“There are around 340 million commercial vehicles worldwide, which would be hugely challenging to replace with new EVs,” said Jakson Alvarez, co-founder, co-CEO and CFO at Evolectric. “Instead, we’re here to extract the most value out of each vehicle by repurposing it to be 100% electric and smart.”

All of Evolectric’s electrification technologies are developed on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud. It’s now using the platform to roll out its CircularEV solution to underserved markets where cost barriers and lack of EV infrastructure might prevent fleet owners from switching to more sustainable transportation.

“We’re combining a lot of the EV ecosystem in a turnkey-style offering to help our customers quickly meet their long-term zero-emission targets,” said Bill Beverley, co-founder, co-CEO and CTO at Evolectric.

Today, the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud serves as a centralized data repository and handles the full lifecycle of each electrification project, allowing Evolectric to design, share and verify every EV solution virtually. To find out more, read the full story here.

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