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Everything You Need to Know About Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
Samiksha Patil
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Published on 8th Jul 21

Everything You Need to Know About Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

With all of the environmental and consumer benefits of switching from traditional vehicles to electric vehicles, interest in electric vehicles is skyrocketing. With new inventions and technological advancements in electric vehicles and their infrastructure, getting used to the charging routine and infrastructure can be a big deal. And to summarise, we'll be going through everything you need to know about charging infrastructure.

The parking or charging space.

Having a parking space to place an Electric Vehicles charging station is mandatory. Ann Electric Vehicle charging station requires proper cables, power supply, shade, and connections, which may not be necessary if you have a reliable commercial charging station nearby or at your workspace. Or seeking an alternative will be to get a battery switchable Electric Vehicle. But to add up user requires swapping stations around. And if a user has enough space around but not a garage or parking, the user can attach the compact charging station to an extension wall or a freestanding pole.

Aware of the company's providing charging infrastructure

Various foreign as-well-as local companies provide Electric Vehicle charging stations throughout India, be it for houses, malls, cooperative buildings, grocery stores, and many more. India companies like MegentaPower, Kazam, FAE provide electric vehicle charging stations at the lowest cost. The public charging stations may be owned by private companies, the government, and both in partnership.

Types of chargers

There are 3types of chargers currently available in the Indian charging station market.

  • Level-1 charger provides 120 volts of AC power. No additional installation is required, only a household three-point plug. Charging time is a minimum of 8 to 12 hours.
  • Level-2 chapter provides 240 volts of AC power. The charger does require additional installation. The minimum time taken is up to 6hours.
  • Level-3 charger is the fastest charger available as it is a DC Power charger. Provide 480 volts of power, fills a vehicle up to 80% within an hour.

Types of plugs

Different EVs have different types of plugs. And the plug may also depend on the level of Chargers. Some of the commonly used plugs:

  • Type 1 plug is a single-phase plug allowing power up to 7.4 kW.
  • Type 2 plug is a triple-phase plug allowing power up to 43 kW.
  • A combined charging system is also known as CCS plugs. These plugs support AC and DC power levels.
  • CHAdeMO plug is a fast-charging plug allowing power up to 50 kW.

How to find charging stations?

Apart from day-to-day work, a vehicle is used for any destination and road trips, to the roads you are not used to as it is a hassle to find an Electric Vehicle charging station nearby. Hence, to overcome this problem, companies like Kazam have come up with an ideal app that provides you with detailed statistics and locations about the charging stations nearby based on your current location. Unlike other apps, the Kazam app shows charging stations owned by different companies, with the working hours it provides.

To Summarise

Apart from the technical aspects, there are other necessary measures to consider when it comes to Electric vehicle charging stations. The suitability of environment and location for electric vehicle charging stations. The installation, power, and maintenance charges. 

Who are we? 

At Kazam, we take care of our electric vehicle buyers and give them full electric vehicle solutions. From battery and charging solutions to the range and cost of electric vehicles. Make an appointment right now! Visit Kazam EV at https://www.kazam.in/ for more information, or send us a message on our social media handles Kazam EV, and we will respond to your kazamly!

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