Looking to ride on the Indian government's electric mobility push, Magenta Power, an electric vehicle charger manufacturer, promises to turn any location to a vehicle charging station with its ‘ChargeGrid’ Series.
The series is claimed to be India’s first fully integrated, unmanned, convenient, payment-enabled open network of smart charging solutions. The company says the ‘ChargeGrid PRO’ series is best suited for community charging at offices, malls and residential societies.
The next-generation charger called ‘ChargeGrid PRO’ comes with an internet connection, with the mobile app and the command centre. Magenta claims that the mobile App provides the EV owner the convenience of locating charging stations on aerial map, book the charging slots, getting updates on charging, recommendations on time-of-day use and paying charges online. The Command Centre shows the availability and accessibility of the chargers, performance along with integration with various platform.
This ‘India-weatherproof’ charger has multiple charging options including Type-2 connector for the new EVs being launched, an LCD screen to track consumption and LEDs to indicate charging status when in use. Magenta claims that the high performance rigorously tested, portable chargers are safe, reliable and modular - suitable for EVs currently in India and with a small change can be adapted to the vehicles yet to be launched.
The ChargeGrid Pro Series comes in two variants for multiple applications. While the IEC socket is standard, the second socket could be a 16A Domestic Socket or a Type2 connector. The BT model is Bluetooth-enabled and an add-on feature, adding further ease of use and monitoring.
The pricing of the ChargeGrid series starts from the range of Rs 11,000 to Rs 50,000. While the ChargeGrid LITE costs Rs 11,799, the ChargeGrid PRO has 2 variants PRO-3P which is for 32,499 and PRO-T2 costing around Rs 39,499 and the cost of ChargeGrid ULTRA is Rs 48,699.
Commenting on the launch , Maxson Lewis, MD, Magenta Power said, “The customised EV charging solutions from Magenta form the infrastructure backbone for a growing EV ecosystem, and provides customers access to energy-efficient options with ease. We hope these handy solutions will encourage the switchover to EVs, and help address the ongoing challenges among EV users. The smart charging solutions is designed balancing the individual, corporate and community uses”
The product is available with Lynx, which is the distribution channel, leading auto dealers and on Amazon.
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