Panasonic has recently joined hands with leading electric mobility service providers SmartE and qQuick; Panasonic will deploy the Electric Vehicle charging service on 150 SmartE electric three-wheelers and on 25 qQuick two-wheelers in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) region.
Panasonic India has recently surprised everyone with the launch of Nymbus, a smart electric vehicle (EV) charging service, in the Indian Automobile market. Panasonic is making claims that it will be a futuristic charging service, Nymbus will integrate physical components such as charging stations, swap stations, on board charges, telematics systems and the virtual components like cloud service, analytics, intuitive dashboard and artificial intelligence to deliver a one-stop solution for commuters.
The solution is specially built and designed to enable and support individual Electric Vehicle users, EV fleet owners, e-commerce and logistics firms to organize and execute their fleet more efficiently and effectively. It will also help utility providers, vehicle, equipment and battery manufacturers to explore and exploit usage patterns and calibrate products and services, accordingly.
Designed and developed by Panasonic India, this charging service is made available for two-wheelers and three-wheelers to start with and will cater to the growing mobility market across the country. The company main goal is to expand the service for other vehicles as well in near future.
In the initial stages Panasonic has partnered with electric mobility service providers SmartE (a shared electric mobility service) and qQuick (Delhi’s electric scooter service). In this partnership, Panasonic will deploy huge amount of resources for the Electric Vehicle charging service on 150 SmartE electric three-wheelers and on 25 qQuick two-wheelers in the Delhi NCR region.
Atul Arya, Head Energy Systems Division, Panasonic India said, “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 (catering to) targeting approximately 1 million vehicles.”
According to Panasonic reported in a press release, this service will come equipped with telematics sensors on the vehicles, allowing users to generate real-time data and reports from continuous operation, thus enabling them to utilize their fleet in the most efficient way.
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Panasonic EV charging service is brilliantly built that they can learn and adapt more intelligence over period of time, the systems are made that can even assist fleet managers in monitoring and managing the entire fleet such as identifying out the efficiency of various li-ion battery packs, avoiding unnecessary charge trips due to lack of charging, real-time data and monitoring of vehicle data usage etc. The cloud based platform and application services also enable EV and fleet owners to simply search and navigate the nearest charging point, thus reducing logistical challenges and will help in saving more time.
Manish Sharma, President & CEO Panasonic India says, “At Panasonic, our unending quest for innovation, guided by our philosophy of ‘A Better Life, A Better World’, inspired us to take the lead and develop this innovative EV charging solution. With the launch of the EV charging service, Panasonic, for the first time, is venturing into service domain in energy and e-Mobility. We are creating an integrated common platform to cater to unsatisfied needs of multiple stakeholders and enable faster adoption of EV in the country.”