J.D. Power says it has purchased ZappyRide, an electric vehicle (EV) data company that builds white-label software and tools for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electric utilities and other greentech stakeholders. According to J.D. Power, ZappyRide is uniquely positioned to deliver a comprehensive range of software and services that include strategic planning for electrification programs, consumer shopping and cost-analysis tools, regional and federal incentive data and EV program administration resources.
The ZappyRide acquisition is part of the J.D. Power E-Vision initiative, a new program focused on maximizing the company’s EV data, analytics, insights and solutions, J.D. Power says. The J.D. Power E-Vision initiative will encompass a range of J.D. Power product lines such as ZappyRide, EV syndicated studies and other exciting products that will be announced this quarter.
ZappyRide senior leadership and employees will continue with the firm and will be integrated into J.D. Power’s Autodata Solutions division.