The Indian electric vehicle and allied industry is attracting a lot of traction, especially with start-ups looking to take a head-start in the future of mobility. Joining the list of new names, Delhi-based EV Motors India, a energy and electric vehicle solution company today launched its first public charging station 'PlugNgo' in New Delhi.
EV Motors India, has partnered DLF, Delta Electronics and ABB India for establishing and expand its charging network in the country. The company aims to install over 6,500 charging outlets, each with multiple charging stations, spread across cities, businesses and residential complexes of India, over the next five years with an estimated investment requirement of $200 million (Rs 1,413 crore). The company says its chargers will be networked and connected to the PlugNgo’s innovative cloud-based integrated software platform.
Speaking at the launch, Vinit Bansal, managing director, EV Motors India, said, “For the nation to progress towards the vision of a large fleet of EVs across the country, a co-ordinated approach between Real Estate Developers, OEMs and charger manufacturers is necessary and we thank our partners for all their support and look forward to a continued engagement with them.”
Amit Midha, vice-president, Operations and Cluster Head North India, DLF India, said, “DLF is recognised globally as front runners of inculcating green business practices, and is known for constantly improving health and safety standards in all its premises. With all our DLF Cyber City buildings being LEED Platinum certified, it is our endeavour to become future ready and we are pleased to announce our association with PlugNgo. We are happy to partner their journey to change the dynamics of India’s new-age automotive landscape, fast track EV adoption and introduce green transport mobility.”
According to EV Motors India the PlugNgo network aims to deliver customised installation support, round the clock service, maintenance support and remote vehicle charging monitoring and e-payments through mobile application based on the iOS and Android platforms. In addition to the range of charging equipment for all kinds of two- three-wheelers, passenger cars and buses that comply with the global charging standard including Type-2, CCS, CHAdeMO and BIS.
Akshaye Barbuddhe, business head, Delta Electronics India, said, “We are delighted to partner with PlugNgo for collectively transforming nation’s electric vehicle ecosystem. PlugNgo is committed towards reducing dependence on fossil fuel based transportation vehicles by offering energy efficient solutions which is in line with our mission of powering green mobility. In this symbiotic association, Delta Electronics India will provide its complete EV charger portfolio with end-to-end technical support.”
The PlugNgo charging solution also features a vehicle to vehicle charging proposition that can be availed through the PlugNgo mobile application, controlled and maintained by a location-based networking system. Under this service, any vehicle, within the company’s network, left stranded due to battery dissipation shall be assisted with its charging needs within 30 minutes by a services vehicle provided by the company’s service centres.
K N Sreevatsa, business unit manager – DM Power Conversion, ABB India, said, “India is at the cusp of evolving into one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. To propel on this notion further, it needs to rapidly adapt to new age reforms and technological changes that can potentially change the future. Electrically powered vehicles are a critical element of the future, thus we are happy to partner with PlugNgo to help the country realise this potential.”
EV Motors India says over the course of next 12 months PlugNgo plans to set up 20 outlets in the Delhi NCR followed by expanding its reach to other cities including, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Cochin, Indore, and Chennai and will also be setting up service centres at each of the cities to provide seamless support for its customers.
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