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How much does it cost to set up Direct Current fast chargers or DC fast chargers for Electric Cars?
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Published on 27th Mar 21

How much does it cost to set up Direct Current fast chargers or DC fast chargers for Electric Cars?

Are you planning to set up an Electric vehicle, DC charging stations in India? We got your back! Yes, you landed on the right page. Below you'll find all the related information on setting up a Direct Current (DC) charging station.

What is a DC Charger?

DC Chargers or Direct Current Chargers usually chargers an electric vehicle in less than an hour based on the charger rating. According to Bharat EV, "Depending on the nature of battery and vehicles used, different sizes of higher capacity DC fast chargers are required. Some basic variations in charging rate and voltage rating".

Types of DC Chargers

DC Chargers

More Information about DC Plug Connectors: 

  • CHAdeMO: For Nissan, Hyundai Kona (Electric Car) 
  • CCS: For BMW and Volkswagen, GM (Electric Car) 
  • GB/T - BYD: For Tata and Mahindra (Electric Car) and BYD Electric Busses 
  • Supercharger: Standard Tesla Charger
CHAdeMO, CCS, GB/T - BYD, Supercharger

Things to Know Before Setting up a DC Charger

You need to think about the below-mentioned details: 

  • Use of Charging Station: Private or Commercial 
  • Type of Charger: Direct Current (DC) Fast Chargers
  • Space, Land, Location: Any desired location (outside) 
  • Meter: How and from where will you arrange for the power output?
  • Investment: Rs. 1.5 Lakh to Rs. 15 Lakh (charger, infrastructure, training of employees, waiting area etc.) 
  • Cost of Charger: Typically, the cost of DC Chargers below 100V and charge rate of 10 kW to 15 kW will be from Rs. 1,44,894 to Rs. 1,81,118 in volumes. The cost of 25 kW may range from Rs. 7 to Rs. 8 lakh. 

The Requirement to Set up a DC Charging Station

  • EVSE Type: Dual-connector DC EVSE
  • Energy Transfer Mode: Conductive
  • Charging Mode: Mode 4
  • Reliability and Serviceability: Modularity, self-diagnostic features, fault codes and easy serviceability in the field
  • Environmental conditions: Outdoor use
  • Regulation Method: Each output isolated from each other with proper insulation
  • Operator: Operated by a trained person or EV Owner
  • DC output voltage rating: Up to and including 100 V
  • Input Supply Failure backup: Battery backup for a minimum of 1 hour for the control system and billing unit, to enable activities such as billing, to be provided.
  • Safety Parameter: Over current, under-voltage, over-voltage, Residual current, Surge protection, Short circuit, Earth fault at input and output, Input phase reversal, Prevention of vehicle movement during charging, Emergency shutdown with alarm, Over temperature, Protection against electric shock
  • Your Age: Over 21 
  • Your Qualification: Differs from company to company 
  • Documents Required: Complete Land Paper and Your ID

Companies providing DC Charger Solutions?

  • Axiom: Based in Hyderabad. Additionally, they manufacture DC-DC converters for e-rickshaws and DC-DC converters for electric 4-wheelers. (Since 2011)
  • Exicom EV Charger: Based in Haryana. With 30 kW- 200 kW, Widely used EV Chargers with Bharat EV Charger EV specifications.
  • Kazam EV Charger: Based in Maharashtra. 25 kW DC Chargers. (Since 2020) 
  • Mass Tech Charger: Based in Maharashtra. With 10 kW- 200 kW, they also manufacture DC-DC fast chargers for electric busses. (Since 1993, started manufacturing EV Chargers in 2014)
  • Other Big Companies: TATA, Mahindra, EV Charging Station etc.

Which Cities will give me higher returns for DC Charger? 

DC Charger technology will make electric cars more attractive as it will charge EVs faster than usual. Additionally, it will lead to a higher adoption rate of Indian vehicle owners from traditional petrol/ diesel cars. 

  • Gurugram
  • Noida
  • Thane
  • Mumbai west
  • Bangalore ECR
  • Bangalore ORR
  • Hyderabad
  • Ahmedabad
  • Lajpat Nagar
  • Delhi West
  • Jaipur
  • Chennai

Billing and payment vary from public use to the agency that you opt for as your DC Charger provider. You can set us your charging station in all type of locations from the business parking area, home, mall, shop, highway etc.

What is Bharat EV and FAME II?

Bharat EV is standardization of protocol for charging infrastructure dated 15th May 2017. Passed under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Department of Heavy Industry. 

Bharat EV and FAME II

Other than that, The central government of India launched a scheme named FAME II. Allocation of a 1000 Crore investment is provided for charging infrastructure in India (for the years 2019-2022). It provides an advantage to any individual or entity that can set up a charging station with any license. 

Need to Know More?

We at Kazam care for our pro EV shoppers and provide them with complete EV solutions. From range, financial aspect, space concerns to the battery and charging solutions. Book your appointment now! For more information, visit Kazam EV at https://www.kazam.in/ or send us a message at our social handles Kazam EV, and we will get back to your kazamly!

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