Charging Stations in India
The Indian government is quite proactive about electric vehicles. In the last few years, the Government has taken numbers of initiatives to manufacture in India and also curb pollution, in which, EVs seems to be the take the lead. To not known still, Electric vehicles can be operated by using batteries, hence, charging comes up as a tussle as it needs proper stations until we don’t become self-reliant on electricity through solar. Now, Government has announced vital charging installation plans. A report has been unveiled which says that NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) has installed 140 Public Charging Stations, EESL has installed 141 Public Charging Stations, and that PGCIL has installed 14 EV Charging Stations across India, so far. There is no doubt that electric vehicles are totally a new concept for the automotive industry. There are numbers of brands which has already made electric cars, such as Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus Electric or Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Volt. Few start-ups are also working in the same direction.
An electric vehicle charging station charges electric vehicles. Few have advance features such as smart metering, cellular capability and network connectivity, while others are more basic.
Where are Charging Points?
EV charging is the major task(until now) for keeping an Electric Vehicle at home. A news website says that charging at home is more preferable to going outside to charge your cars. According to data, 80% of EV owners charge their batteries at home. Many auto companies are well aware of the charging stations issue, so it has already started offering many incentives. For example, if you buy Tata Nexon EV and Tata Motors, the company will install a charging facility at the owner’s home free of charge. The Nexon’s EV lithium-ion battery pack, which promises a range of 312 km on a maximum full charge, requires about an hour of fast charging to reach the 80 per cent mark. It takes around nine hours to power up 90 per cent of the battery using a 15 A plug point.
The Indian government has announced a plan to set up 2,636 EV charging stations in 62 cities across 24 states and UTs by 2023. In fact, our central government has also told builders to set aside 20 per cent of parking space for EVs in all residential and office projects.
According to MarketWatch, at present, there are about 250 public charging stations in India. Kenneth Research pegs the vehicle infrastructure growth by 40 percent during 2019-2025.
Indian automotive brand, Tata Motors has already set up stations in Delhi, Noida and Gurugram. Now, customers using the Z connect application can easily find out the nearest charging stations. It also informs them of the range, security and battery charge of their car.
Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways has announced an investment of Rs 10,000 crore for Phase II of the Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles in India scheme.
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently has also announced the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign; where he emphasized the use of electric vehicles. He says that the state will only purchase EVs as official transport, which would comprise one-fourth of all vehicles sold in Delhi by 2024. Buying an electric car will also get you a road tax discount of Rs 1.5 lakh.
EV Charging Station Startups
Opening the gamut of avenues for EVs are enabling new companies and existing companies to explore the EV charging station space. Here we have enlisted top electric vehicle charging station manufacturers in India;
Bangalore based startup, Charzer offers portable Kirana chargers of 3.3 KV for small shop owners, restaurants, malls, societies etc. at an affordable price of Rs. 15,000 only. The wide varieties and popularity has made it one of the top electric vehicle charging station manufacturers in India. The company can convert your neighbourhood, kiranas, cafes, restaurants, malls and even tea shops into Electric Vehicle charging stations and also creating a vast charging station network for you.
Delta Electronics India
Delta Group delivers energy-efficient EV charging solutions including AC EV charger, DC quick charger, and Site Management System. Delta’s EV chargers offer high-performance power efficiency up to 94%, support communication functions for system integration and have obtained global safety certifications such as UL, IEC, CHAdeMO, CQC and CNS.
Fortum is a Finnish clean energy company with activities in more than 40 countries. It has to its credit the first public charging station for Indian Oil in Hyderabad. The company also provide services for the power generation industry and solutions for consumers so that they can be smarter in their energy choices.
Founded in 1994, Exicom provides EV charging stations for public charging of two-wheelers, three-wheelers, commercial vehicles and passenger cars. For the home, it actually provides the ultimate charging solutions. It has brilliantly set up the Bharat AC and DC chargers for Tata Tigor and Mahindra e-Verito cars obtained by EESL.
BrightBlu is one of the top electric vehicle charging station manufacturers in India. It is the only charging network in India that has created an in-house suite of integrated solutions consisting of hardware, cloud services and support ensuring the best possible charging experience.