Hero Electric, the largest e-two-wheeler company in India and also the market leader, has partnered Brigade REAP mentored Charzer, a Bengaluru-based EV charging start-up to set up an EV ecosystem across the country. As part of the partnership, Hero Electric and Charzer will set up 100,000 charging stations in a year, further standardising electric vehicle infrastructure between manufacturers.
Charzer will deploy its Kirana Charzer across Hero Electric dealerships to ease charging facility availability for consumers. It will also provide Charzer mobile application and website for EV owners to locate the nearest charging stations and booking slots. EV riders can also use a charging facility in a subscription-based model.
Commenting on the development, Sameer Ranjan Jaiswal, co-founder, Charzer, said, “We are collectively building an extensive network of charging stations at Kirana stores, apartments, offices, and malls for easy accessibility. Our partnership with Hero Electric is a giant leap towards this goal, and with this partnership, we are excited to charge up the next million vehicles.”
Speaking on the collaboration, Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, “At Hero, we believe that a robust and well-equipped infrastructure network is key to the development of EVs in India. This association will aid the EV growth and provide a seamless charging experience to customers by integrating charging slot booking and payment with chargers deployed by Charzer. With our vision and commitment to advance the growth of EVs, we are working rigorously to scale up the charging infrastructure. Through this partnership, we aim to strengthen the thrust towards EVs and promote a cleaner and greener mobility solution.”
Charzer offers charging solutions for public places, apartments, and offices. These chargers are compatible with all EV models, powered by intelligent software, and are installed and serviced by certified professionals. The company currently has a presence across 20 cities, including Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mangalore, and Vishakhapatnam. Through this collaboration, Charzer will be Hero Electric’s charging partner across its B2B business.
Set up in 2020, Charzer has been the first to introduce the Kirana charging concept and has over 320 charging stations across 20 cities. Charzer has also built charging solutions for apartments and offices and is also installing charging stations at fuel stations.
Hero Electric sells over 50,000 electric two-wheelers in 7 months of FY2022