Route Monkey has strengthened its management team as it continues to grow its low carbon vehicle business.
The Scotland-based company, a UK leader in the optimisation of ultra-low carbon vehicles, has appointed Kate Armitage to the new role of projects and strategy director.
Her strategic responsibilities focus on positioning Route Monkey within the integrated transport and energy sector - a growing area where EV manufacturers and energy providers increasingly overlap. She will also lead or advise on key projects.
Route Monkey provides software solutions to clients including leasing giant Alphabet’s AlphaElectric offering.
It is also working with the Energy Saving Trust (EST) on a project to map out the optimal locations for EV rapid charge points in London; and with EST Scotland for its Switched on Fleets programme.
Armitage said: “Route Monkey has developed a truly innovative suite of products that have genuine potential to influence and accelerate the shift to a lower carbon world.
“I am delighted to be joining the company in this exciting new role and look forward to further developing the market for our unique software solutions.”
She joins Route Monkey from EDF Energy, where she was electric vehicle team manager for more than four years.
In this role, Armitage was involved in a range of ground-breaking projects including the design and technical specification of the recharging infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Electric Vehicle Fleet.
She first came into contact with Route Monkey when both it and EDF were partners in the pioneering Plugged-In Fleets Initiative.
Colin Ferguson, CEO of Route Monkey, said: “Having worked closely with Kate for several years we knew she was the right appointment.
“Kate has that rare combination of the ability to take creative thinking through to practical implementation. With extensive industry experience and contacts, she will be a valuable addition to our leadership team as we propel Route Monkey through its next growth phase.”