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Panasonic launches EV Charging service

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Panasonic has announced the launch of a smart EV charging service in India called Nymbus. It is one of its kind and combines different components such as charging stations, battery swap stations, telematics systems, etc., all under one roof. The service also includes virtual components like an intuitive dashboard, cloud service, analytics and artificial intelligence systems.

Panasonic will arrange their service to 150 SmartE three-wheelers and 25 qQuick two-wheelers, in the Delhi-NCR, as part of their first phase. Panasonic has partnered with electric mobility service providers SmartE and qQuick.

SmartE is India first shared mobility service. SmartE is currently operational in Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad with nearly 1,000 three-wheeled vehicles and by 2023 they plan to bring in around 1,00,000 vehicles. qQuick is India’s first and only integrated electric scooter service located in Delhi-NCR. The service is based on an online mobile app and anyone with online payment service and driving license can use the scooter which also provides the user with a helmet and a hygiene cap stored in the luggage compartment of the scooter. The initiative is focused on reducing the air pollution in Delhi.

The service will offer benefit to EV fleet owners, logistic companies and individual users. The service will allow the companies to manage their fleet more efficiently by allowing them to monitor their vehicle’s health and also benefit the battery manufacturers and utility providers to understand the user’s pattern and calibrate the product accordingly.

The vehicles will be equipped with telematics sensors which monitor and allow the user to generate real-time data which can be used to navigate drivers to nearest charging stations and avoid unnecessary charging trips by monitoring the battery. 

Panasonic has deployed the service in Delhi-NCR for now but in the next three years the company plans to further expand this to other major cities across India such as Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Amaravati and a further 25 more cities in the next 5 years. The brand targets to cater nearly 1 million vehicles in the coming years.

Panasonic is one of the market leaders in consumer electronics and has a wide range of home appliances in India and South Asia.