The EV Charging Station will have a total of 21 EV chargers, out of which 4 are DC fast chargers with a capacity of 15 to 50 kW, while the remaining 17 units are AC chargers of 3.5 to 7.5 kW capacity.
India’s largest public EV charging station has been built in Navi Mumbai.
Magenta Group, an electric mobility solutions provider, today inaugurated its largest public electric vehicle charging station in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The company claims that this is the largest public EV charging station in India. The facility was inaugurated by State Industries and Mining Minister Subhash Desai. Along with the charging station, the company has also inaugurated its EV charger development and manufacturing unit at the same location, which will produce around 4000 AC chargers every month.
The charging station will have a total of 21 EV chargers, out of which 4 are DC fast chargers with a capacity of 15 to 50 kW, while the remaining 17 units are AC chargers of 3.5 to 7.5 kW capacity. The charging station will be open round the clock for the public and all types of electric vehicles – two wheelers, three wheelers and four wheelers can be charged. Magenta claims that depending on the vehicle, the DC fast charger can fully charge an electric vehicle from 0 to 100 percent in about 45 minutes.
Vehicles can be charged overnight
Customers using the AC slow charger, which comes with a special parking bay, can also leave their vehicles to charge overnight. Customers or electric vehicle owners can access these chargers through the ChargeGrid mobile application. It comes with an online remote monitoring system and also includes an automatic payment gateway, eliminating the need for an attendant to be present at the charging facility. Interestingly, apart from the city’s electricity grid, the charging station is also powered by rooftop solar panels and has a backup diesel generator. Altogether the charging station gets around 40 kW of power.
Commenting on the inauguration of the new charging station, Subhash Desai, Industries and Mining Minister, Government of Maharashtra said, “Maharashtra has been at the forefront of EV development. Under our draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021, we aim to bring at least 1,46,000 new battery-operated electric vehicles (BEVs) on state roads by 2025, which will be the primary part of all new vehicle registrations by that time. It is estimated to be around 10 percent. EVs will be adopted in the state and in the country and soon globally.”
Magenta has set a target of investing Rs 30 crore to build its charger development and manufacturing unit, which will cater to both the domestic market as well as exports.
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