Log9, TORK Motors partner for charging infrastructure

Type 6 is going to be the low-voltage fast charge standard in the next generation, with multiple OEMs adopting the same.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 05 Dec 2023 Views icon1220 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
Log9, TORK Motors partner for charging infrastructure

Log9 and TORK Motors have partnered to promote interoperable charging infrastructure in the country under the Bharat Charge Alliance (BCA) initiative. Both Log9 and TORK Motors are members of BCA.

Log9, India’s leading battery pack manufacturer, has introduced Type 6-Bharat LEV fastcharging across its new battery platforms in the two and three-wheeler space. Type 6 is going to be the low-voltage fast charge standard in the next generation, with multiple OEMs adopting the same.

Under this partnership, TORK Motors and Log9 will allow customers of both brands to utilisetheir chargers and charging network, which is based on BCA’s LEV DC interoperablestandard (IS 17017-25 and IS 17017-2-6 released by BIS in 2021).

The partnership also implies that any update on the technology front, which includes but not limited to connector, protocol and payment gateway will be mutually agreed and implemented by both companies to ensure sustained interoperability, noted the press release.

Both companies will work together to promote BCA’s LEV DC interoperable charginginfrastructure and enable their respective customers to charge on each other’s public charging network. Additionally, other OEM customers implementing IS 17017-2-6 and IS 17017-25 standard will also be able to utilise their combined network for charging the vehicles.

Kartik Hajela, COO-Log9 said, “Government push around standardised low voltage, fast charging platform was always missing as CCS was high voltage. So, a low voltage fast charging platform needed to be standardised and Log9 being at the forefront of fast charging in last mile commercial EV platforms has been a big advocate for such fast charge protocols interoperable between OEMs in this category as it holds enormous scale potential. Bharat LEV or type 6 technology introduced by the government will help in standardising fast charging across platforms and Log9 has developed grounds up charging control systems to adopt this technology across its platforms.”

Kapil Shelke, Founder and CEO - TORK Motors said, “This partnership is yet another step towards promotion of interoperability among OEMs and ancillary companies in the Indian EV market. We have always advocated the importance of interoperability through the Bharat Charge Alliance initiative and are working towards establishing a comprehensive charging infrastructure that transcends manufacturers and benefits EV users across the country.”

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