The Indian auto-mobility industry is currently evolving towards electrification as electricity is a domestically produced transportation fuel that will transform our nation’s transportation sector. With increasing demand for electric vehicles, as well as the convergence between engineering and modern technology (Rs. 3K crore Investments in Indian EV start-ups by corporate, venture capital and private equity firms) *, logistics companies like Mahindra Logistics, DHL, Amazon, and Flipkart, among others, have already made substantial investments to convert their cargo fleet to electric in the coming years. The adapting to vehicle electrification is giving lower TCOs and operating costs for commercial uses when it comes to last mile delivery within the city.
Electric vehicle fleet management is overseeing the charging needs of fleet drivers and electric vehicles as well as ensuring the charging infrastructure is optimized to fulfil those needs. EV fleet management considers the big issues of electric vehicle charging requirements. The volume of vehicles and distances travelled must be analysed to determine the number of depot and/or “on the road” charge points required and the distance between them – whether owned and operated by the fleet owner, public charge points, or home-based charge points for lighter vehicles. This directly addresses the issue of range anxiety, ensuring vehicles have access to charge points when and where they need them, whether on the road or at the depot, so they can complete their missions.
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*www.psa.gov.in – Data for FY: 2019-20.