Battle Motors picks T-Mobile to connect EV truck software
By Chad Elmore10 May 2022
Company said IoT connectivity, management powers technology to electrify the commercial truck industry
Battle Motors has selected T-Mobile as its preferred provider of IoT connectivity and management for its new battery-electric trucks built at its Ohio-based production line. The trucks are also getting smarter, thanks to Battle Motors’ new factory installed RevolutionOS EV software. T-Mobile’s nationwide network delivers actionable data and information to drivers and fleet managers that they can use to enhance efficiency, safety, and security.
As part of the long-term agreement, T-Mobile for Business will deliver 4G LTE connectivity to Battle Motors trucks for near real-time sharing of battery range and usage information, historic and near real-time location and trip data, timely preventative maintenance warnings, over-the-air software, and firmware updates as well as the truck’s full bill of materials, such as VIN-specific information, parts and manuals.
Every new Battle Motors Class 7 and 8 heavy-duty EV truck will come with a factory installed, ruggedized digital instrument cluster that runs RevolutionOS. By using T-Mobile’s nationwide network, Battle Motors’ RevolutionOS will let customers view and update critical information directly from the truck, or remotely from a desktop computer or mobile device, just by scanning a QR code.
Additionally, T-Mobile Control Center will give Battle Motors the ability to view and manage the connectivity of its trucks. It will have near real-time visibility to its commercial trucks with the ability to monitor network conditions and device behavior with T-Mobile Control Center.
In the near future, Battle Motors expects to leverage the carrier’s 5G network to meet industrial-sized challenges for years to come as their trucks’ capabilities advance and the demands on connectivity increase.
“Our primary focus has been on driving technology and innovation that gives our customers value and peace-of-mind when it comes to maintenance, efficiency, safety and compliance,” said Battle Motors CSO Paul Marsolan. “Together with T-Mobile, we’re able to merge analytics and operations to put rich, real-time decision-making data to work for our customers.”
“While we continue to grow our business market share, it energizes us to work with forward thinking companies that demonstrate leadership in areas like sustainable commercial transportation,” said Callie Field, president, T-Mobile Business Group. “Reliable connectivity, management and support is central to Battle Motors’ mission, and we’re honored that they entrusted their trucks and their customers to T-Mobile for Business.”
Battle Motors acquired commercial vehicle OEM Crane Carrier Company LLC (CCC) in 2021.