J.D. Power Acquires EV Software Producer ZappyRide

The consultancy bolsters its electric-vehicle services business through the acquisition.

Wards Staff

January 10, 2023

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ZappyRide provides EV-related white-label software and tools for OEMs and electric utilities.

J.D. Power says its acquisition of ZappyRide, a New York-based electric-vehicle software, data and services firm, will further its E-Vision initiative focused on maximizing the consultancy’s stake in providing EV analytics, insights and solutions.

Launched in 2018, ZappyRide, builds white-label software and tools for automotive OEMs, as well as electric utilities and other greentech stakeholders. Its services include strategic planning for electrification programs, consumer shopping and cost-analysis tools, regional and federal incentive data and EV program administration resources. Clients include General Motors and Pacific Gas and Electric.

“The far-reaching implications of the historic EV transformation are not isolated to the auto industry; they are creating ripple effects far and wide that will change the game for utilities, federal and local governments, consumers and more,” J.D. Power President Dave Habiger, says. “ZappyRide is positioned at the center of that interconnected ecosystem, delivering the software and solutions that all EV stakeholders need to make better, faster, and more well-informed decisions. By adding these capabilities and key relationships to our robust offerings in automotive and utilities data, analytics and consumer intelligence, we are strengthening our leadership position in the EV intelligence space.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ZappyRide senior leadership and employees will continue with the firm and will be integrated into J.D. Power’s Autodata Solutions division. ZappyRide CEO Olivier Pinçon will continue to lead the team as general manager, ZappyRide EV Products, reporting to J.D. Power Autodata Solutions President Craig Jennings.

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