Hyundai Motor India Partners with Shell India to expand EV-charging Infrastructure in India

The strategic partnership aims to increase the expansion of charging infrastructure for BEV in India.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 17 May 2023 Views icon5012 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Smart Mobility Solutions Provider Hyundai Motor India, has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Shell India, to install 60 kW DC Fast Chargers across 36 of its electric vehicle Dealerships in India.

The collaboration with Shell India is a part of Hyundai’s EV charging infrastructure expansion plan for providing customer-centric solutions towards a cleaner and greener future through the adoption of environment-friendly Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). Shell India will also consider installing DC 120 kW Fast Chargers in dealers instead of DC 60 kW Fast charges if feasible.

The MoA was signed between Hyundai Motor India and Shell India in the presence of Jae Wan Ryu, Executive Director, Hyundai Motor India, and Sanjay Varkey, Director, Shell India, at HMIL's headquarters in Gurugram, Haryana. The strategic partnership aims to increase the expansion of charging infrastructure for BEV in India.

Commenting on the announcement, Unsoo Kim, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said, “As a customer-centric organisation, we are constantly striving to enhance customer convenience and pursue strategic partnerships that would support the government’s vision of clean mobility." He further added that such strategic partnerships are fundamental in accelerating the adoption of Electric Vehicles by customers to achieve the national goal of carbon neutrality. "This partnership will power up the nations’ electric mobility mission by offering end-to-end EV charging infrastructure at HMIL Dealerships,” he stated. 

Commenting on this strategic partnership, Sanjay Varkey, Director, Shell India said, “Our strategic partnership with Hyundai Motors India aims to improve the charging infrastructure for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) in India by offering easy access and dynamic availability for a safe, reliable, and seamless charging experience. “

HMIL currently has an existing network of 72-EV Dealers in 45 cities. Phase-1 for the establishment of a public EV charging facility across EV dealerships of HMIL was concluded in the past. Phase-II, has been initiated with Shell India across 36 additional dealerships for the installation of DC 60/120 kW fast chargers, which will deliver a hassle-free, reliable, fast, and safe charging experience through innovative, customer-centric hardware solutions.

The Collaboration enables customer value proposition of Fast Charging, Green Energy, and 24x7 customer support, creating a new benchmark in customer experience in this transformational drive toward clean mobility.

HMIL in its commitment to a sustainable future, has invested and built its own Charger Management Systems (CMS), which is an open platform and enables EV customers (regardless of brand) to avail seamless EV charging experience. With this collaboration, Shell’s network of chargers would also be available in Hyundai CMS along with HMIL’s own chargers and those from third-party Charge Point Operators. Advanced functions like, Locate, Navigate, and Pay digitally on CMS, make this platform a unique, industry-leading initiative by any auto manufacturer for the facilitation of EV charging in India, the press release noted. 

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