With a new partnership to boost last-mile sustainable mobility, Bridgestone and its retail network will provide tyres and maintenance for Scoobic’s electric vehicles. This will include Webfleet Solutions’ fleet management technology to alert managers and drivers of issues and help plan maintenance ahead of time to manage Scoobic’s electric vehicles efficiently.
Bridgestone and Scoobic Agreement to Cover Whole of Europe
Scoobic Urban Mobility – an organisation that develops and manufactures 100% electric last-mile and urban delivery fleet vehicles has signed an integrated solutions package for Scoobic customers with Bridgestone. This deal means all new Scoobic vehicles will come equipped with factory-installed fleet management technology from Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone tyres. Using Bridgestone’s retail network of service locations, Scoobic’s electric fleet will be looked after, with replacement tyres added when necessary.
The European-level agreement covers operations in all countries where both companies are active. Service is already being provided in Spain, France and Italy and will soon expand to other markets such as Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom.
Last-mile deliveries are on the up in Europe, with projected increases across Europe, something which Scoobic is preparing for. The company offers public and private operators last-mile delivery and urban mobility services through its 100% electric fleet of vehicles, on a pay-per-use model. At the same time, Scoobic will leverage the telematics data to provide advanced proactive maintenance services to its extensive customer base.
Bridgestone, like Scoobic, is also working towards an electric future, with continual investments in more efficient electric mobility that’s accessible for drivers and fleets. This integrated process is through pioneering tyres and tyre technologies for EVs and dedicated fleet and mobility solutions, while also partnering with leading EV manufacturers, such as Fisker and Lightyear and offering end-to-end services across its EV-ready retail and service network. This agreement with Scoobic is the latest step for Bridgestone EMIA, following its partnership announcement with EV Box to expand Europe’s EV Vehicle Charging Infrastructure.
Webfleet Solutions Key Benefit for Scoobic
Webfleet Solutions offers modern, data-driven telematics solutions for fleet management, enabling safer, more efficient and more profitable operations. Its software-as-a-service solution, WEBFLEET, can be used by Scoobic customers to manage their operations efficiently. It includes the EV solution system, which provides information on battery level, charging time and nearest charging points. WEBFLEET also issues alerts when it identifies that a vehicle needs to be checked, enabling greater safety and reduced vehicle downtime.
This information helps fleets optimise their workforce in line with each vehicle’s battery charge to help maintain high customer service and driving standards. For last-mile routes, the information greatly benefits last-mile delivery companies, allowing them to plan the most appropriate routes based on the remaining driving range until charging is necessary. In addition, since Scoobic vehicles are 100% electric, they can access areas with more stringent emission regulations.
Bridgestone’s EV-ready retail and service network which includes First Stop and Speedy, will also supply tyres and vehicle maintenance to Scoobic’s electric vehicles. In addition to this, First Stop Spain will also provide charging services to these vehicles via its growing network of charging points.
Daniel Giroud, CSO of Bridgestone EMIA, commented “We are delighted to collaborate with Scoobic to help achieve more sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility. The partnership underpins our commitments to provide an end-to-end suite of integrated services to enable safe and sustainable mobility, through supporting the electrification of fleets in the distribution sector and reducing polluting gas emissions in cities. With simplified EV management, charging and maintenance we are helping companies to manage their electric vehicles in a smarter and more profitable way”.
Jose Maria Gómez, CEO at Scoobic, also commented: “This agreement has many advantages for Scoobic customers. It provides them with the opportunity to improve workforce efficiency by up to 30%. Likewise, customer can also decarbonise their business and reduce their environmental footprint in cities. In addition, they will also be able to take advantage of the state-of-the-art, innovative, factory-installed fleet management systems and optimisation tools offered by Webfleet Solutions, as well as a highly experienced and widespread network of car service centres for maintenance.”