Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has launched Nymbus, a smart EV charging service in Delhi-NCR region in partnership with electric mobility service providers Smart E and qQuick.
In the first phase of the roll-out, Panasonic will be deploying the service on 150 SmartE electric three-wheelers and 25 qQuick two-wheelers in the region.
Nymbus technology platform combines physical components such as charging stations, swap stations, onboard charges, telematics systems and the virtual components like cloud service, analytics, intuitive dashboard, and artificial intelligence to deliver a one-stop solution, the company said in a release.
The solution is poised to help individual EV users, EV fleet owners, e-commerce, and logistics companies to manage their fleet more efficiently. It is likely to help the utility providers, vehicle, equipment, and battery manufacturers to understand the user patterns and calibrate the products and services accordingly.
Previously, Panasonic collaborated with BSES Yamuna Power Limited to set up an electric vehicle charging station at their New Delhi head office. This pilot facility was aimed at studying the charging behavior and pattern, real-time charging data, app-based control, and automated payment mechanism.
The e-mobility segment in India has in recent times seen a spurt of activities from corporate entities foraying into it and also from the government trying to facilitate the EV market in India through new incentives and policy interventions.
In a recent development, to offer integrated customer services, explore the e-mobility segment and other value-added services of mutual interest, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), one of India’s leading gas distribution companies signed a memorandum of understanding with Tata Power.
According to a statement issued by the company, this is the fourth major partnership Tata has entered with any energy retailer to expand its foray in the e-mobility segment, Mercom had reported.
EV charging stations are not new to the national capital region. RT Koytango Private Limited, a part of Hriman Motors LLP was reported to be setting up a unique 100% free EV charging stations connected to a grid-tied rooftop solar power project in New Delhi.
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Soumik is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, Soumik was a correspondent for UNI, New Delhi covering the Northeast region for seven years. He has also worked as an Asia Correspondent for Washington DC-based Hundred Reporters. He has contributed as a freelancer to several national and international digital publications with a focus on data-based investigative stories on environmental corruption, hydro power projects, energy transition and the circular economy. Soumik is an Economics graduate from Scottish Church College, Calcutta University.