Magenta gives Delhi's green mission a boost

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 26 Apr 2022


Mumbai-based Magenta an EV charging company has developed and installed Delhi's first LEV AC EV charger under the state government's Switch Delhi policy, which allows for the construction of private EV chargers for a net cost of roughly Rs 2,375 after subsidy.

The company says home EV charging generally accounts for 70-80 percent of worldwide charging demands. The new LEV AC chargers supplied by Magenta to Vasant Kunj residential community were recently inaugurated by Delhi Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot. In addition, the company says it has also installed multiple chargers in various areas of Delhi covering Vivek Vihar, Munirka, Dwarka, Jamia Nagar and Rohini. It further plans to install more than 100 chargers under the scheme by the end-April. Magenta is targetting to install 10,000 such chargers around Delhi to boost the EV infrastructure.

The charger comes with an OLED display along with a Bluetooth-based authentication system, which the company says is a smart solution that can be operated through ChargeGrid BT mobile application by all EV users. In terms of safety, it is equipped with multiple features to protect against electronics short circuit, over current, over voltage, and ground fault. The low-cost AC charger also has innovative features such as auto charging session resume in the event of power failure. These chargers are claimed to be easy to install and take up very little space as they can be placed on the wall or on a stand. Magenta has three-year empanelment by three DISCOMs of Delhi to set up an EV charging station network across the capital.