India: Nymbus charging network launched
Panasonic, in cooperation with SmartE and qQuick, has launched a new EV charging network for India named Nymbus. In the first phase, Panasonic will deploy the service on 150 SmartE electric three-wheelers and on 25 qQuick two-wheelers in the Delhi-NCR region.
Further, Panasonic aims to expand the service to Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Amaravati over the next three years, with another 25 cities catered to in the next five years. The service is estimated to be able to cater to approximately one million vehicles by then.
According to the organisers, the Nymbus network combines physical components, “such as charging stations, swap stations, onboard charges, and telematics systems” with virtual products, such as the cloud services and analytics. The smart charging network is aimed at catering to both individual EV owners, as well as fleets and logistics companies.
Manish Sharma, President & CEO of Panasonic India said, ”With the launch of the EV charging service, Panasonic for the first time is venturing into service domain in energy and eMobility. We are creating an integrated common platform to cater to the unsatiated needs of multiple stakeholders and enable faster adoption of EV in the country.”