Ram Ramachander

Chief Commercial Officer | Hitachi Europe Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Ram Ramachander


As CCO Ram drives Hitachi’s Social Innovation business in EMEA, looking at the entire value-chain for business value and transformation opportunities. As Hitachi Europe’s CDO he is responsible for running the SMART energy business, focused on optimizing renewable energy and future EV infrastructure.


Parallel Session - Sponsor | Congress Connected Transport

CT-04 – Optimise Prime: Accelerating the transition to EV for Commercial Fleet Operators

Ram Ramachander
Ram Ramachander Hitachi Europe Chief Commercial Officer
Jim Donaldson
Jim Donaldson Hitachi Europe Director of Innovation

29-10-2019 12:55 29-10-2019 13:40 Europe/Madrid CT-04 – Optimise Prime: Accelerating the transition to EV for Commercial Fleet Operators

Vehicle fleet operators are now commencing a move towards zero emission electric vehicles. However, this creates substantial challenges for electricity networks to provide the necessary supply capacity. This can result in potentially high costs and delays to the operators' zero emission roll-out. This session will explore Optimise Prime, a 33m project to address the challenges for fleet operators and electricity networks, arising from the electrification of vehicle fleets. Hear how the program has brought together technology suppliers, vehicle fleet operators and electricity networks to utilize big data, IOT and optimization technologies to determine the impact on fleet and network operators on the move to EV, the role of IOT & data-driven forecasting and optimization to minimize the costs of this transition, and the future smart infrastructure requirements to support the EV roll-out. 

Room 3
Tue 29 12:55h - 13:40h Room 3