Dear Customers and Partners,
As markets across the globe turn away from fossil-fuelled cars, demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging is radically increasing. In India reliance on hybrid power is set to diminish as fully-electric vehicle adoption increases and the government has embarked on a series of initiatives to promote the manufacture and uptake of electric vehicles in India to reduce emissions. These include the National Electric Mobility Plan (NEMP) and initiatives to support battery-swapping for battery electric vehicles.
With increased volumes of EVs, the number of charging points needs to grow and the application of wireless technologies to these is needed to enable better management, improved customer experience and maximized charging point utilization. The new Quectel paper, titled ‘How wireless connectivity adds value to EV charging points’ explains the dynamics that are driving the EV charging market and details how wireless connectivity adds value to the charging point sector.
With analysts estimating that more than five million EVs were sold in 2021 and sales predicted to increase still further, it’s clear that the 22.8 million charging points predicted to exist by 2025 will often become congested and drivers will need to utilize mobile connectivity to find available points, manage their charging remotely and pay for electricity they consume. Growth is set to skyrocket and the Indian market will experience significant growth. In 2024 in Uttar Pradesh, for example, Mordor Intelligence estimates one million EVs will be added across all EV categories and approximately 200,000 slow and fast chargers and battery swapping sites will be in operation.
Although connected to the power grid and often in easily accessible places, EV charging points need communication capabilities. While the assumption is that fiber, fixed networks are available, this doesn’t take into account the reality of running cable to each of tens or hundreds of car parking spaces in a typical charging site. Wireless provides a means to rapidly and simply connect dense charging sites and can also provide a backup to help ensure charging pints remain operational