Goupil Industrie, part of the Polaris Group, to leverage Geotab technology to optimise electric vehicles

Published on March 14, 2019


Partnership spans across UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany and more

London, United Kingdom - March 14, 2019Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected transportation, today announced a strategic partnership with Goupil Industrie, part of the Polaris Group, to connect the company’s Electric Vehicles (EV) to the Geotab platform. Through this partnership, Goupil Industrie will have access to both technical vehicle and battery management data via Geotab’s connected fleet management platform to help improve the performance of its suite of manufactured EVs. Gaining access to real-time vehicle performance visibility, Goupil Industrie will be positioned to improve maintenance procedures and other related services for its global customers.

Since its inception in 1996, Goupil Industrie, a manufacturer of industrial electric vehicles for logistics services, maintenance, green areas and waste management, has produced over 19,000 vehicles across 35 countries, serving clients that include municipalities, cleaning companies, hotels and amusement parks. Demonstrating a long-standing committed to using technology to support the uptake of clean and sustainable cities, Goupil Industrie will work closely with Geotab to drive this commitment even further, ultimately helping to enable smart cities and last mile deliveries that accelerate critical EV adoption across Europe.

“We are very happy to take another innovative step forward in the IoT and vehicle electrification space with the help of Geotab,” said Olivier Pelletier, General Manager, Goupil Industrie. “Having increased access to vehicle information will help us to continuously improve our product, optimise our processes and provide our customers with the best service and experience possible. By aligning with a connected vehicle partner, like Geotab, Goupil Industrie’s position as an innovative leader in the OEM space is catalysed.”

As part of this partnership, Goupil Industrie will leverage Geotab technology to enable its customers to:

  • Measure real-time electric vehicle and battery specific information with configurable alerts to ensure smart vehicle usage and sustainability objectives are met.
  • Send and receive electric vehicle and battery health maintenance-related alerts and updates to customers operation centers.
  • Proactively manage any warranty and vehicle usage plus charging patterns in order to improve efficiencies and facilitate “smart charging.”
  • Encourage “eco-driving” habits to improve safe and environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Increased efficiency through improved fleet management across a mixed fleet environment.

With over 30,000 customers around the world and more than 1.4 million connected vehicles globally leveraging Geotab’s telematics solution, the company provides actionable insights that help businesses better manage their fleets. Collecting nearly 4 billion data points per day, Geotab not only enables fleets to improve productivity, safety and efficiencies, but is helping to facilitate EV adoption across the fleet ecosystem.

“Geotab is proud to work closely with innovators such as Goupil Industrie,” stated Edward Kulperger, Vice President of Geotab for Europe. “We believe that the fleet industry is poised for mass EV adoption, which is critical for not only ensuring improved overall air quality in our communities but for increasing efficiencies when it comes to routing goods and people through our cities. Working with a trusted partner like Goupil Industrie, helps to drive that adoption and ensures that health and sustainable transportation benefits are realised.”

About Goupil Industrie

Goupil Industrie is a company based in the South West of France created in 1996. Leader of electric utility vehicles, Goupil Industrie designs and manufactures tailored made solutions for local authorities, industrial sites, resorts and last mile delivery companies. Part of Polaris Group since 2011, Goupil vehicles (G4 and G5) are distributed in 35 countries.
Goupil Industrie key figures:

  • 19,000 vehicles produced
  • 55M€ of turnover in 2018 / 70% of turnover from export market

To learn more, please visit http://www.goupil-industrie.com/.

About Polaris

Polaris Industries began doing business in 1954 designing, engineering and manufacturing powersports vehicles which include, Off-Road Vehicles (ORV), including All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use, Snowmobiles, Motorcycles and Global Adjacent Markets vehicles, including Commercial, Government and Defense vehicles. The distribution points are located in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and Mexico. The Global Adjacent Markets vehicles include brands as GEM, Goupil, Aixam and Taylor-Dunn offering, low emission vehicles, light duty hauling, passenger vehicles and industrial vehicles.


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Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. As an IoT hub, the in-vehicle device provides additional functionality through IOX Add-Ons. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety, and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes. Geotab’s products are represented and sold worldwide through Authorized Geotab Resellers. To learn more, please visit follow us @GEOTAB and on LinkedIn.