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EV Ecosystem Updates – An Electrifying Week for Kerala, Jio-BP EV Juggernaut and More
Nimit Arora
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Published on 18th Jun 22
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1. Bangalore to get 140 EV chargers in next 6 months.

In a bid to strengthen the city’s EV charging network, the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) will add 140 EV chargers in the next 6 months. P Rajendra Cholan, MD, BESCOM, informed that tenders have been floated to set up 1000 EV charging stations across Karnataka in a PPP model. Around 50% of the chargers will be installed in 7 big cities in the state with Bangalore getting 140 of them. The remaining will be uniformly allocated across the state in various districts and highways. At present, BESCOM operates 136 EV chargers in Bangalore.

2. An ‘electrifying’ week for Kerala.

Kerala Electricity Board and Canada-based ‘Elocity’ have tied-up to build an EV charging network in the state. This partnership kicked-off with a charging station in Palakkad. The upcoming charging infrastructure will be accessible via Elocity’s ‘HIEV’ mobile app. Elocity is involved in providing EV charging solutions in 9 countries.

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Also, Magenta launched its 1st DC fast-charging station in the state of Kerala. Magenta ChargeGrid has set up the station in Kozhikode (in the Malabar region of Kerala) at Crescendo, a popular shopping outlet in the city. The company, in a statement, said that installing EV chargers in such hotspots will help to further promote EV adoption. The company has installed a 50kW DC CCS2 charger which is compatible with electric cars like Nexon EV, Tigor EV, MG ZS EV, Kia EV6 & the Kona.

3. Jio-BP and Zomato join hands.

Continuing its series of collaborations, Jio-BP has entered into another agreement, this time with Zomato, to support the food delivery major achieve a 100% electric fleet by 2030. As part of the agreement, Jio-BP will provide Zomato access to ‘Jio-BP Pulse’ branded battery-swapping stations.

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Zomato also has tie-ups with e-2 wheeler fleets like Zypp Electric & EVeez, for rental electric last-mile delivery.

4. Pune-based 'goEgoNetwork' sets up a ‘fast EV charging park’.

EV charging start-up ‘goEgoNetwork’ has launched its first 'fast EV charging park' in Pune, on the Mumbai-Bengaluru highway. 

The 24/7 EV charging park has two 60kW DC fast-charging stations that can charge 4 vehicles at a time. Electric cars can charge to 80% in 45-60 minutes and can be fully charged in 90-120 minutes, depending on the size of the battery. Also equipped is a Bharat AC charging station, which delivers a 3.3kW output, that can charge two & three-wheelers.

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Customers can use the company’s ‘goME’ app to get real-time notifications about the EV’s charging status.

The startup has the largest EV charging network in Pune with more than 100 EVSE deployed in the city.

5. UAE-based group to invest Rs.250 crore in Telangana.

UAE-based ‘META4’ Group will invest Rs.250 crore to set up an electric two-wheeler manufacturing plant in Telangana. The group will make this investment through ‘Voltly Energy’ (a part of META4 Group). The company has signed an agreement with the state government of Telangana to procure 15 acres of subsidized land in the ‘National Investment & Manufacturing Zone’ at Zaheerabad, Telangana.

The manufacturing plant is expected to create 500 direct & 2,000 indirect jobs in the state.

Aditya Reddy, Director, Voltly Energy said, “To cater to the growing EV market, we not only aim to serve customers in India but also export vehicles to other global markets.”

Voltly also has plans for battery manufacturing and EV charging stations.

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