CHARGE+ZONE unveils 360KW SuperCharging Network for high speed EV charging

The first supercharging stations are set to become operational in Mumbai and CCD, Vellore this month.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 16 Nov 2023 Views icon7158 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
CHARGE+ZONE unveils 360KW SuperCharging Network for high speed EV charging

CHARGE+ZONE, India's fastest-growing EV charging company, today announced the launch of India's first-ever SuperCharging Network for high speed EV charging. 

This network strategically places superchargers on major highways and within city centres, offering amenities such as washrooms, restaurants, and shopping facilities. Additionally selected stations also incorporate solar panels on canopies for sustainability.

The first supercharging stations are set to become operational in Mumbai and CCD, Vellore in November 2023. These stations are equipped with 180 KW dual gun chargers and 360 KW power cabinets, which include a groundbreaking feature: four guns that can deliver 60 KW each at 200 Amp, and one gun that can deliver 500 A (DC) current with liquid cooling. This is the first time this technology has been introduced in India, claims the press release.

CHARGE+ZONE's superchargers are designed to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), supplying high-power DC voltage and current directly to EV batteries for swift charging.

Speaking on the occasion, Kartikey Hariyani, Founder and CEO at CHARGE+ZONE said, "We are proactively addressing the escalating need for rapid, efficient charging solutions, both along the highways and within the bustling city hubs as a new generation of EV buses and EV trucks are being launched in the country. Whether on long highway journeys or within the city centres, the network aims to provide accessible and high-speed charging, aligning with the evolving needs of Indian EV users." 

Additionally, Ravindra Mohan, Director (Operations and Technology), CHARGE+ZONE said, “The EV charging process is seamlessly managed by the vehicle's Battery Management System, incorporating system health checks and automatic cost deductions. These superchargers possess high capacity, with at least one capable of delivering 400/500 A DC current. They serve the needs of long-haul transportation and city-based EVs, providing a comprehensive charging solution with an estimated charging time of 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the vehicle's battery capacity.”

This network is a component of CHARGE+ZONE's larger strategy to establish over 150+ superchargers throughout the country, creating a robust and reliable EV charging infrastructure. The decision to expand the supercharger network in these specific cities was prompted by the high traffic volume on the Chennai-Bengaluru highway, one of South India's busiest routes, and the need for fast and convenient charging options in prime commercial complexes like BKC, Mumbai.

These superchargers will provide truck and bus fleet operators the opportunity to transition their mid-mile transportation fleet to EVs, with quick and reliable charging. The dedicated EV tariff line laid by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) and the separate substation installed by CHARGE+ZONE at CCD Vellore will make charging even more convenient for fleet operators.

As an early leader in the EV industry, CHARGE+ZONE has forged partnerships with various OEMs, eMobility companies, and locational collaborators, including Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Volvo Eicher, Tata Motors, MG Motors, KIA Motors, Marriott, Hyatt, Fortune, Landmark Group, noted the press release. 

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