India’s largest public electric vehicle charging station opens in Navi Mumbai

Staff Writer

Magenta, an electric vehicle charging solution provider, opened India’s largest public electric vehicle charging station in Navi Mumbai. The facility was opened by Subhash Desai, Minister of Industry and Mining of Maharashtra.

  • Facilities include 17 AC chargers ranging from 3.5 to 7.5kW
  • DC charging station supports 15kW to 50kW charging
  • Users can monitor the vehicle through Magenta’s ChargeGrid app during night charging

Subhash Desai, Minister of Industry and Mines of Maharashtra State, said: “According to our 2021 draft electric vehicle policy, our goal is to introduce at least 1,46,000 new battery-powered electric vehicles on national roads by 2025. Automotive (BEV), estimated to include approximately 10 “percentage of all new car registrations by then. We support our own local start-ups, such as Magenta, to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the state and nationally and globally. “

Maharashtra is Latest states announcing electric vehicle policies It is proposed to provide incentives to early adopters of electric vehicles in addition to the benefits provided by the central government’s FAME II program.Other states with electric vehicle policies include Gujarat with Delhi.

About the charging station

The charging station operates around the clock and has 21 chargers-4 DC chargers (15 to 50 kW capacity) and 17 AC chargers (3.5 to 7.5 kW). The AC charger is developed and manufactured in-house in India.

Depending on the usage, the vehicle can be fully charged in as little as 45 minutes. For vehicles that require slow AC charging, parking spaces allow charging at night. These chargers can be operated through Magenta’s ChargeGrid application and have online remote monitoring capabilities, including an automatic payment gateway.

The establishment of this public electric vehicle charging station in Navi Mumbai is in line with the center’s plan to set up 4,00,000 charging stations to meet the demand for 2 million electric vehicles that may drive on its roads by 2026. According to SMEV statistics, India has 1,800 charging stations (March 2021), which can accommodate 16,200 electric vehicles, including fleets.

India adopts electric vehicles

Although the options in the four-wheeler field are still limited, electric vehicles are slowly beginning to become popular in the Indian market. The main mainstream products include the popular Tata Nexon EV, MG ZS EV and Hyundai Kona electric car. It is expected that buyers will have more choices in the next few years, and Mahindra will also launch two electric vehicles for the market-the all-electric eKUV and eXUV300.

In terms of luxury in this segment, buyers can choose Mercedes EQC, Jaguar I-Pace in the next few weeks Audi’s e-tron and e-tron Sportback.

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