Charge+Zone partners Mahindra to set up EV charging infrastructure

By end-March FY2023, Mahindra’s EV users will have access to Charge+Zone’s network of over 2,500 charging points across 25 cities and 10,000km of highways.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 27 Oct 2022 Views icon4302 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Charge+Zone, a technology-driven EV charging network company, has tied up with Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) to set up a network of EV charging stations for Mahindra’s electric SUVs. By end-March FY2023, Mahindra’s EV users will have access to Charge+Zone’s network of over 2,500 charging points across 25 cities and 10,000km of highways.

M&M, which is readying to roll out its all-electric XUV400 with 456km range in January 2023, is working towards ensuring its EV users get access to a robust, accessible, affordable, and reliable mobility network across India. On October 19, the company entered into an alliance with Statiq, an EV charging company.

Charge+Zone and M&M are to explore the installation, commissioning, and maintenance of fast DC chargers at various locations including owned and rented sites, offices or any other areas nominated by Mahindra, its affiliates and group companies. In addition to this, the partnership will also roll out e-mobility solutions spanning discovery, availability, navigation and transactions, with the aim of empowering all EV users to seamlessly access the charging network. 

Kartikey Hariyani, founder and CEO, Charge+Zone said: “Charge+Zone believes in the vision of clean mobility, a better environment and a greener planet and our partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra is a testament to this fact. These partnerships further enable us to expand our vision of EV accessibility to all. With this partnership, we aim to build a well-connected ecosystem that would not only provide electric SUV users with access to fast charging points across the country but will also help the EV ecosystem grow.” 

Veejay Nakra, President – Automotive Sector, M&M said, “Our partnership with Charge+Zone will ensure robust EV infrastructure solutions for all our customers. We look forward to bringing sustainable, profitable and efficient EV solutions to accelerate the mass adoption of battery electric vehicles in India, and we are delighted to have joined hands with them for our upcoming range of electric vehicles in India, including the soon-to-be-launched XUV400 EV.”

Designed to charge electric four-wheelers, these charging stations will be open to the public as well as to the users and partners of Mahindra. Charge+Zone’s charging stations are rapid DC charging points with the CCS2 charging protocol that provides 80-100% charge in 20-30 minutes and a full charge in an hour depending on the EV’s battery size. 

Charge+Zone, which has created an active B2B and B2C network for EV charging stations for both fleet and retail customers, has installed over 1,450 charging points across 650 EV charging stations, serving around 5,000 EVs on a daily basis. The company also recently completed the electrification of over 1,000km of national highways in India, by installing a network of 20 unmanned, app-driven, superfast EV charging points along the Gujarat-Maharashtra National Highway.

 

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