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Will Monsoon Affect the deployment of EV in Last-mile logistics?

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With the current situation of global climate change and unreliable fuel market, everyone is moving towards an electric-based mobility solution, one that entails a nation to overhaul major infrastructures, establish high financial funded analysis, amend government laws, and adapt offered resources to rework its gasoline-based facility to an electrical one.

Sustainability is becoming a top mandate for industrialists across the world, with more than 80% of the 1,100 industry leaders surveyed saying sustainability is now an important issue, according to a report by the MIT Centre for Transportation & Logistics.

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The massive growth and adoption in the EV(Electric Vehicle) segment have not only made them the future of mobility but also the future of the 100 smart Indian cities already in the works. And, that includes electrifying India’s $160 billion logistics sector.

India is rapidly building infrastructure to promote EVs as the new means of transport in line with India’s pledge to reduce 40% of its fossil fuel consumption by 2030. One EV reduces up to 6 tonnes of CO2 emission per year.

India’s EV market is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 90 percent in this decade to touch $150 billion by 2030, according to a report by RBSA Advisors. India’s shift to shared, electric and connected mobility could help the country save nearly one giga-tonne of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

The efficiency of EVs in Last-mile logistics

In the case of last mile logistics, and doorstep deliveries EVs have played a key role during the pandemic. For consumers, EVs enable them to optimize their deliveries and allow them to operate for more trips, with lesser maintenance, and service support.

Further, given the continuous surge in consumer fuel prices, EVs can easily help reduce vehicle running costs as compared to ICE vehicles. To understand this better, an average EV-based two-wheeler can be fully charged for approximately 14 paise and travel between 60- 70 km.

On the other hand, a petrol-based motorbike needs more than a liter of petrol to travel the same distance. Thus, the economic benefits of EVs, in the long run, are compensated by their initial high acquisition. Top this with a reduced carbon footprint and EVs become an attractive proposition.

EVs are far less complex vehicle structures and can easily help customers reduce hidden costs with modern technologies and software for fleet tracking, battery health and optimization, and telematics as they are easier to integrate with sensors.

Given the huge savings on fuel intake and asset utilization costs, EVs can also play a major role in low-cost last-mile delivery in the coming days. This will lead to an easing of retail prices of several items as logistics is a key component in the cost mix. The shift is already happening.

Does Monsoon affect the efficiency of EV?

With the monsoon season approaching us, the question everyone is trying to find the answer to is – Will the monsoon affect your EV?

Electric cars pose no threat of electric shock and are not dangerous to drive in the rain. Likewise, EVs are safe to drive through water, the batteries and accompanying electric systems in EVs are isolated and equipped with extensive safety systems that automatically shut off power and insulate the battery packs when a collision or short circuit is detected.

It is pretty much impossible, under normal working conditions, for water to come into direct contact with the batteries themselves.

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Most modern electric vehicles have resorted to putting the battery and other electrical components in the bottom section, one that is most likely to be exposed to flooding. However, the components are well-sealed, insulated, and watertight, to ensure there’s no seepage of water.

Hence, Monsoon will never impact the efficacy of your EV, unless taken good care of.

How to take care of EV in monsoon?

Your EV will easily survive the monsoon season with you taking care of things like:

● Charging the car in a dry and covered place.

● Charge your car in a shed or a garage, away from the rain.

● Ensure that the charger is dry and clean.

● Avoid charging during extreme weather conditions such as heavy thunderstorms or lightning.

● Always use an OEM-certified or the original charger that came with your EV. These come with in-built protective layers to work efficiently during such weather conditions.

Adoption of EV in Last-mile logistics will never be impacted by monsoon. EVs are built for all seasons, and people using EVs must be well aware of the myths and facts around them. We as a country must take initiatives to promote EV adoption throughout the nation by educating people about the benefits of an Electric Vehicle.

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COP28 UAE: SANY Promotes Green Manufacturing Transformation, Takes Concrete Action to Tackle Climate Challenges

CHANGSHA, China, Nov. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SANY Group, ("SANY"), a globally leading enterprise of the high-end equipment manufacturing industry, is accentuating advancing sustainable development and the green manufacturing transformation of the heavy machinery industry, ahead of the COP28 UAE, that is set to take place from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai. The theme of the 13-day program this year is "Actionism," calling for people to rise to meet the climate change challenges.

The COP28 will center on four major paradigm shifts – namely accelerating the transition from fossil fuels, agreeing on climate finance shifts, emphasizing the role of people and nature in climate action, and ensuring the summit is an inclusive event that women, indigenous people, local communities, youth, countries and more can all be a part of.

SANY is responding actively and positively to the summit's agenda with concrete actions to promote the transformation of green manufacturing, bringing sustainable solutions to the industries of mining, construction, wind power, and more.

Taking green actions to build a sustainable future

SANY is vigorously expanding the use of green energy (renewables such as solar and wind) in production processes to reduce the reliance on traditional energy sources, lower carbon emissions, and support climate change actions. It has adopted multiple initiatives, especially in accelerating the R&D and application of wind energy, hydrogen, and electrification solutions, and achieved significant results.

SANY's subsidiary SANY Renewable Energy has been investing in and constructing wind farms to boost the proportion of wind power in the energy structure, through intelligent upgrades in manufacturing and creating intelligent workshops. By doing this, SANY Renewable Energy has reduced the overall unit energy consumption and carbon emissions by 15 percent compared to pre-upgrade.

In 2022, SANY has added more than 3,000 energy metering connections. SANY built China's first intelligent mixing station park and invested 3.22 million yuan in photovoltaic construction that will produce 900,000 kWh of power annually. The park will cut 887 tons of carbon emission, 242 tons of dust emissions, 26.7 tons of sulfide, and 13.4 tons of nitric oxide to achieve synergetic development of intelligent manufacturing and environmental conservation.

A total of 11 subsidiaries of SANY have installed photovoltaic power generation equipment, with clean energy usage amounting to 16.013 million kWh.

SANY is actively engaged in the R&D of hydrogen fuel cell technology to improve battery efficiency, reduce cost, and boost the production and storage capabilities, while expanding the applications of hydrogen energy.

Innovation-driven climate action tackles industry bottlenecks

Through establishing a green supply chain, SANY adopts renewable materials and environmentally friendly technologies to reduce resource waste and improve the sustainability of the supply chain.

SANY continues to improve the long-term mechanism for pollution prevention and control, strengthen the control of waste emissions including water, gas, and other hazardous substances, and be cautious of business and operation actions that could damage the ecological environment. In 2022, the group's wastewater and gas emissions met the standard rate of 100 percent, with a 100 percent compliance rate for hazardous waste disposal.

The group is also pushing for using environment-friendly materials to minimize pollution, so that the carbon reduction throughout the product life cycle also includes materials. In 2022, its VOCs emission density was 0.0011 tons per million revenue, a 39.71 percent reduction from the base year.

Meanwhile, the continuous upgrade of production techniques and processes, promotion of energy conservation technologies, and advancement of low-carbon technology development are not only playing key roles in improving production efficiency, but also reducing carbon footprint and aims to reach the "dual-carbon" goals.

Calling for the public's participation

SANY has been carrying out training programs and campaigns centered on environmental protection for employees, while further raising community engagement in terms of green, low-carbon, community-friendly, and educational innovation agendas. In 2022, the company employees completed 687.4 hours of volunteer work, and SANY invested 9.75 million yuan in the year to support 15 public welfare projects.

SANY Construction Industry is leading the green technology application in urban infrastructure construction to accelerate the sustainable development of cities and building intelligent cities, green transportation systems, and energy-conserving architectures to reduce energy consumption, improving urban environment quality and people's livelihoods.

In terms of biodiversity and sustainable development, SANY emphasizes the conservation of soil, ocean, crops, and animals to create a better future, and advocates a circular economy to decrease the waste of resources.

In the context of increasingly severe issues of global climate change, SANY, as a leader in the green industry, is committed to promoting sustainable development and actively joining global efforts to address climate change through comprehensive initiatives such as green supply chains, green energy, and carbon emission reduction.

For more information about SANY Group, please visit www.sanyglobal.com or follow us on Facebook or YouTube.

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