Mumbai-based Magenta Power (ChargeGrid), which markets EV charging solutions, has opened its first R&D Centre in Navi Mumbai, the national centre for Magenta’s facilities in India. The new facility will help increase production rates and allow for much faster time-to-market for its AC and DC chargers for two-, three and four-wheelers.
The R&D centre, which ensures adherence to all international quality and safety standards, aims to address future technologies in the field of electric vehicles, charging supply equipment and smart data analytics. The new facility will house three automation labs to design and develop cell quality, battery pack design, rapid prototyping and conduct reliability and environmental tests with its latest and sophisticated test instrumentation & advanced design tools.
According to Maxson Lewis, director Magenta Power, “The investment in this new R&D centre demonstrates Magenta’s commitment to technological leadership and setting the standard when it comes to sustainable mobility. The Centre is uniquely placed in the heart of Mumbai, to ensure we can work with the industry to accelerate the development of new EVs and the next wave of charging infrastructure needed to power India’s future.”
Kushal Banerjee, General Manager & Business Development, HPCL added, “We are glad to take this step together. Magenta’s R&D centre, testifies its contribution to the EV Infrastructure space and advances its market-leading position. HPCL has always backed Magenta, as we see tremendous potential and growth opportunity to build a stronger EV ecosystem for India”
Established in the market since 2017, Magenta Power (ChargeGrid) is currently present at 53 locations across India. It aims to mark its foothold in every state and set up 500 EV charging station by the end of 2020.