The Maharashtra government which, in mid-July, unveiled a comprehensive EV Policy 2021 designed to accelerate both adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the state as well as set up EV manufacturing and charging infrastructure, looks to be making speedy moves on this front.
Earlier today, Maharashtra's Minister of Tourism and Environment Aditya Thackeray inaugurated an EV charging hub at Kohinoor Mills in Dadar, Mumbai. The charging infrastructure has been set up by Power Bank, the EV charging solutions brand from Shuchi Anant Virya, which is a joint venture between sustainable mobility solutions provider, Lithium Urban Technologies and Fourth Partner Energy, the solar energy company for commercial and industrial businesses.
Located at Kohinoor Square Building MCGM Parking, the charging hub can service both electric fleet service providers and individual EV owners. The charging hub can power six EVs simultaneously and comprises four fast chargers and two CCPS chargers for privately owned EVs. With a capacity of 15 kW (DC001), the fast chargers can power EVs like the Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor Electric. The Type 2 AC Charger is designed to charge models like the MG-ZS EV and the Tata Nexon EV (CCPS). There are also two slow charging points for all types of electric two- and three-wheelers.
Commenting on the new project, Aditya Thackeray said; “It is heartening to witness great efforts being put in from all key stakeholders to make Maharashtra EV-friendly. We had announced our state’s EV policy about a month ago and it is encouraging to see the active participation from all fronts to bring this goal into being. Today’s Power Bank EV charging hub inauguration is one of the many steps that we as a government will take for the greater good of our planet.”
Sanjay Krishnan, founder, Lithium Urban Technologies said: “We are committed to driving sustainable mobility in the country by bridging the gaps when it comes to charging infrastructure. Transition to green mobility is no longer an aspiration but has become a necessity. Lithium, through its JV partnershipShuchi is working towards making EVs accessible and affordable to the masses.”
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