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Panasonic launches electric vehicle charging service in India

Panasonic has announced the launch of a smart EV charging service in India.

The futuristic charging service combines physical components such as charging stations, swap stations, on board charges, telematics systems and virtual components such as cloud service, analytics, intuitive dashboard, and artificial intelligence to deliver a one stop solution.

Nymbus is a technology platform designed and developed to cater to the growing mobility market in India.

As part of the first phase, Panasonic has partnered with electric mobility service providers’ SmartE and qQuick, wherein Panasonic will be deploying the EV charging service on 150 SmartE electric three wheelers and on 25 qQuick 2 wheelers in the Delhi NCR region.

The solution is poised to help individual EV users, EV fleet owners, e commerce & logistics companies to manage their fleet more efficiently and also the utility providers, vehicle, equipment and battery manufacturers to understand the user patterns and calibrate the products and services accordingly.

The service comes equipped with telematics sensors on the vehicles, allowing users to generate real time data and reports from continuous operation thus enabling them to use their fleet in the most efficient way.

Built to learn and gain intelligence over time, the systems are poised to assist the fleet managers in monitoring and managing the entire fleet such as finding out the efficiency of different li-ion battery packs, avoiding unnecessary charge trips due to lack of charging and real-time data, monitoring of vehicle data usage etc.

The cloud and app service also allows EV and fleet owners to easily search and navigate the nearest charging point, thus reducing logistical challenges.

Mr. Manish Sharma, President & CEO Panasonic India said, “With the launch of the EV charging service, Panasonic for the first time is venturing into the service domain in energy and eMobility. We are creating an integrated common platform to cater to unsatiated needs of multiple stakeholders and enable faster adoption of EV in the country.”

Speaking about the launch, Mr. Atul Arya – Head Energy Systems Division, Panasonic India said, “Conceptualised and developed in-house, our charging service is currently meant for two and three wheelers, but we aim to expand that in the near future to other vehicles.

“We have currently deployed our solutions in Delhi NCR and aim to expand the offerings to Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Amaravati in the next three years and 25 more cities in the next five years, targeting approximately 1 million vehicles.”