📺 Stream EntrepreneurTV for Free 📺

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Optimising Electric Vehicle Performance Through its capacity to process massive datasets and discern patterns in real-time, AI empowers EV technology with informed decision-making capabilities.

By Priyanka Tanwer

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Photo Curtesy: Freepik

With its transformative capabilities, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the entire automotive industry, having dominance in electric vehicles segment by helping in optimising the performance and enhancing the efficiency, safety, and user experience across various aspects of EV technology.

Through its capacity to process massive datasets and discern patterns in real-time, AI empowers EV technology with informed decision-making capabilities. This advancement optimizes performance, enhances safety measures, and elevates user satisfaction, thereby propelling EVs towards a future marked by sustainability, efficiency, and intelligence.

AI plays a pivotal role in optimizing EV performance through predictive maintenance. By scrutinizing extensive data gleaned from sensors and onboard diagnostics, AI algorithms identify patterns indicative of potential failures in critical components like batteries, motors, and charging systems. This proactive approach not only minimizes unplanned downtime but also extends the lifespan of EV components, ultimately curbing maintenance costs for vehicle owners.

Fleet Management

Shabal Goel, Vice President, Avalon Consulting shares that AI optimizes EVs through battery management, enhancing lifespan and efficiency.

"It predicts range accurately by analyzing driving patterns and external factors. Route optimization considers traffic, terrain, and charging station locations for energy-efficient travel. Energy management adjusts auxiliary systems like HVAC dynamically to conserve power. AI aids vehicle design by simulating and optimizing components for efficiency and performance," Goel added.

Another significant facet of AI's role in EV optimization lies in AI-powered autonomous driving systems. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) bolster EV safety by furnishing features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection, thereby mitigating the risk of accidents.

Speaking on the same, Goel said that autonomous driving technologies, driven by AI, further optimize driving behavior for efficiency. In fleet management, AI optimizes routing, scheduling, and maintenance for commercial EV fleets, reducing costs and maximizing efficiency. Overall, AI plays a pivotal role in enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of electric vehicles.

Prashant Vashisht, Chairman and Managing Director, Sokudo India said that AI personalizes the riding experience through advanced diagnostics and adaptive response systems, improving safety and rider satisfaction.

Smart Charging Infrastructure

AI is reshaping EV charging infrastructure through smart charging solutions. This optimizes charging schedules according to the electricity demand, grid capacity, and cost fluctuations. Furthermore, AI-enabled charging stations conduct diagnostics, detect faults, and prioritize maintenance tasks, ensuring reliability and safety.

Akihiro Ueda, CEO, Terra Charge said that typically, AI in EVs is trained to analyze copious data to identify driver's riding patterns and vehicle performance. With this information, AI predicts changes in the vehicle's performance, charging needs, and maintenance issues, to make a suitable decision in real-time.

"In EV battery technology, AI is used to evaluate and develop fast-charging batteries cost-effectively. Resultantly, more industry players are embracing it to optimize their battery design, size, and chemistry to make them safer, energy efficient, and suitable for longer ranges. AI has also enhanced the experience of EV charging point operators like us," Ueda added.

Enhanced User Experience

AI-driven personalization features enrich the overall user experience in EVs. Voice assistants, gesture recognition systems, and predictive analytics tailor settings such as climate control, entertainment, and navigation preferences based on individual user behaviour. Natural language processing (NLP) algorithms facilitate seamless communication between drivers and their vehicles, offering intuitive interfaces that enhance accessibility and convenience.

Hariom Seth, Founder, Tagglabs said that AI causes a paradigm shift in the optimization of EVs because of highly-effective algorithms and data processing, thus resulting in extended ranges, improvements in driving performance, and better efficiency.

"One key application of AI, where positive results are evident, is in battery management. Artificial intelligence technologies can process the data coming from the battery system of the car, where the temperature, the charge rate, and the charging patterns are analyzed to create optimized charging schedules and increase battery life. This will increase the EV's overall performance as well, which lowers the maintenance cost for the owner," Seth added.

Mohammad Shafi subject matter Expert on V2X and AI Algorithm said that AI is used to help EVs in building their battery management systems since it is crucial for this process. Through utilizing AI algorithms, EVs can achieve up to 99 per cent precision in battery performance and healthiness predicting. Furthermore, they will increase the battery life span and cut down the maintenance expenses.

"Through the use of AI-driven predictive maintenance, maintenance downtime can be reduced by 30 per cent, and a 25-30 per cent lower cost in maintenance can be achieved. Moreover, AI's data analysis skills let EV makers swiftly innovate and new vehicle models can be marked as 10-30 per cent time-to-market. These figures show that the AI, through the plug-in, achieves practical results for optimizing the output," Shafi added.

Pritesh Talwar, President, LectrixEV also said that they are working on AI-based battery management systems. This will monitor and analyze data related to battery health, temperature, and charging patterns to maximize battery life and performance.

"By optimizing charging schedules, temperature control, and other factors, AI technology helps maintain the longevity and reliability of EV batteries, ensuring a consistent and reliable driving experience," he added.

Priyanka Tanwer

Feature Writer

With eight years of experience covering various beats for the digital and print media, now covering electric vehicles and sustainability for Entrepreneur India, keeping a nose for innovation and new technology in this futuristic sector.     
Side Hustle

These Coworkers-Turned-Friends Started a Side Hustle on Amazon — Now It's a 'Full Hustle' Earning Over $20 Million a Year: 'Jump in With Both Feet'

Achal Patel and Russell Gong met at a large consulting firm and "bonded over a shared vision to create a mission-led company."

Business News

These Are the 10 Most Profitable Cities for Airbnb Hosts, According to a New Report

Here's where Airbnb property owners and hosts are making the most money.

Side Hustle

How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Successful Business

A hobby, interest or charity project can turn into a money-making business if you know the right steps to take.

Science & Technology

Service as a Strategy — How to Build a Sustainable, Future-Ready Tech Business

The benefits of transitioning from traditional SaaS models to service-based models — and how to do it successfully.

Business News

Samsung's New Ad Pokes Fun at Apple's Controversial 'Crush' Ad

Creative universes overlap in a new ad from Samsung.


Want to Be More Productive? Here's How Google Executives Structure Their Schedules

These five tactics from inside Google will help you focus and protect your time.