Magenta to set-up EV chargers at Xavier Institutes campuses

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 14 Mar 2022


Magenta, one of India's fastest growing charge point operator (CPO) has tied up with Xavier Institutes (part of the Jesuit Educational Network) to install EV charging stations at their multiple educational campuses.

The initiative has been started off with the first EV charger installation at Mumbai's Xavier's Institute of Engineering Campus at Mahim. The charging station was inaugurated by Dr. Hari Balaji N. IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police. The company claims that this is the first electric charging station in any educational institution in Mumbai. The EV charging station will be operational 24x7 and the chargers will be controlled using the ChargeGrid App, which features online remote monitoring and an automated payment mechanism.

The charging station will feature a combination of AC and DC Chargers (30kW DC Fast Charger and 7.4kW AC), which will support two-, three- and four-wheelers. Magenta says it will install EV chargers across the Xavier’s network of educational institute in India which pervades 83 University colleges, 7 major Institutes of Business Management, 22 Technical Institutes, 11 Research Institutes, over 92 High Schools and 15 Specialised Institutions. 

Bishop Barthel Barretto, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Bombay said, “The earth is our common home, and we all need to jointly protect and renew it. Every such attempt needs to start from a child’s formative years. I am glad that Xavier Institutes has taken that first step to inculcating clean mobility for its students and also for society at large. We will soon see such EV charging stations across the Xavier’s network of institutes.”

Maxson Lewis, CEO and founder, Magenta said, "Colleges and institutions are leading the way when it comes to promoting low and zero-emission vehicles. We are pleased to see the support of the esteemed Xavier's Institute of Engineering to install an EV charging station. This reflects the Institute's dedication to sustainability and exhibits its foresight. We hope that this encourages healthy competition among campuses to be the greenest in the world."