Bharat Charge Alliance to set up 5000 plus public charging stations by FY26

By promoting interoperability, the Alliance is set to ensure that EV owners can seamlessly charge their vehicles across a network of stations, regardless of the vehicle's make or model.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 04 Apr 2024 Views icon3810 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Bharat Charge Alliance to set up 5000 plus public charging stations by FY26

The Bharat Charge Alliance aims to establish more than 5000 public charging stations across India, by FY26. 

The alliance comprises Log9, Trinity Cleantech, Altigreen, ETO Motors, Pulse Energy, ChargeZone with its mobility platform Billion Electric & EVnnovator along with Tork Motors and aims to address the lack of a standardised, accessible, and reliable charging infrastructure for Light EVs in the country. By promoting interoperability, the Alliance aims to ensure that EV owners can seamlessly charge their vehicles across a network of stations, regardless of the vehicle's make or model.

This collaboration is aimed at promoting the Type 6 (IS 17017-2-6) DC fast chargers, building an interoperable charging network under BCA’s LEV DC (IS 17017-25 adopted) standard and Unified Energy Interface (UEI) based payment mechanism powered by Beckn protocol that not only supports the growing demand for EVs but also aligns with India's sustainability goals.

Type 6 connector which can support up to 125A continuous charging current is also gaining popularity among e3W (L5) OEMs like Altigreen, ETO Motors & Surja Automotive whose vehicles have larger battery packs. Moreover, this connector which is globally approved, is now locally manufactured by top connector makers in the country which is helping in reducing the cost.

ARAI, India’s testing and certification Agency has already built the validation and testing capability for IS 17017-2-6 connector and IS 17017-25 protocol.
 

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