EV charging start-up Enercent onboards BigBasket as a customer

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 05 Aug 2020

Bangalore-based EV platform start-up Enercent has entered into a collaboration with BigBasket for its 12 warehouses. As per the understanding Big Basket delivery agents using electric vehicles will utilise Enercent app to determine, chart, preserve, charge and evaluate their two- and three-wheeler’s.

Enercent will also extend a unified dashboard for warehouse-level, regional and HQ operations managers of BigBasket. Through this technology, site managers can duly automate their entire EV charging operations, monitor energy usage, benchmark against total delivery distance covered and add new charging points/users tied to a warehouse/city. The start-up says through this seamless innovation it has effectively eliminated the need for manned-charging personnel at each Big Basket warehouse by delivering 100 percent automation.

Earlier this year, BigBasket announced its plan to roll out 10,000 e-vehicles comprising of two-wheelers and vans across India. With an ever-growing delivery cycle and the rising fuel costs, EVs are set to become the standard choice for last-mile delivery.

Commenting on the partnership, Anantha Bhargava Gollapali, founder and MD, Enercent said, ”Enercent is excited to have completed the Bangalore-leg of our multi city EV charging solutions for BigBasket. The granularity and analytics for EV charging, range, performance and other vehicle parameters make EV adoption seamless for last-mile delivery companies.”

Commander (Retd) Ganapathi Subramanyam, Head of Innovations, Big Basket said, “Enercent’s state of the art Energy as a Service (EaaS) platform is helping us accelerate EV adoption and bring the much-needed granularity for charging and energy needs at site level. We like Enercent’s cutting edge technology as their end to end solution has managed to release management time required to monitor EVs and scale them. Enercent is now scaling EaaS for BigBasket across Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi-NCR and Mumbai in the first phase.”

Enercent is a multi-sided energy platform for EV consumers, charging infrastructure owners/operators, parking lots, OEMs and utilities/power producers. The platform provides energy-as-a-service solutions to clients with real-time demand response and end-to-end EV charging solution seeking to capitalise on the electric vehicle boom that is expected to standardise. The company intends to eliminate the various bottlenecks in electric vehicle charging ecosystem by providing EV purveyors a state-of-the-art end-to-end turnkey solution for their charging infrastructure.

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