Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has partnered with the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF), a company that facilitates programs to address climate change, to help prepare the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) for operation of electric vehicles (EVs).

Capgemini will work with TAF’s FleetWise EV300 program, designed to assist public and private fleets with the procurement and deployment of EVs, to measure the impact of increased EV connection and charging on GTA’s electricity grid.

Capgemini will share the knowledge gained through its assessment and monitoring of grid infrastructure issues for the participants of FleetWise EV300 program that delivers a collaborative approach to purchasing, education and assessment of EVs specifically for fleet operators.

While FleetWise EV300 partners will be able to exchange information and experiences, a working group will be formed to analyze data gathered through the initiative and make recommendations for to prepare for a greater penetration of EVs in the GTA.

Capgemini vice president of smart energy services David DuCharme said that the Toronto Atmospheric Fund has developed an ambitious, market-transforming initiative with FleetWise EV300.

“This project will not only allow Toronto to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but will provide other communities with a blueprint on how to prepare for the continued influx of EVs, and the demands they will place on the electric grid,” DuCharme said.