EV start-up EV Motors India launches its First Public EV Charging Outlet ‘PlugNgo’

In line with the Government’s vision of evolving India into an electric automotive nation, electric vehiclesstart-up EV Motors India has announced the launch of its first Public EV Charging Outlet ‘PlugNgo’.

The company is seeking to install over 6500 charging outlets, each with multiple charging stations, spread across cities, businesses and residential complexes of India, over the next five years with an estimated investment requirement of USD 200 million. The chargers will be networked and connected to PlugNgo’s innovative cloud-based integrated software platform. Speaking at the launch event, Mr. Vinit Bansal, Managing Director, EV Motors India Pvt. Ltd. said, “For the nation to progress towards the vision of a large fleet of EVs across the country, a co-ordinated approach between Real Estate Developers, Vehicle OEMs and Charger Manufacturers is necessary and we thank our partners for all their support and look forward to a continued engagement with them.”

Mr. Amit Midha, VP Operations and Cluster Head North India, DLF India said, “DLF is recognized globally as front runners of inculcating green business practices, and is known for constantly improving health and safety standards in all its premises. With all our DLF Cyber City buildings being LEED Platinum certified, it is our endeavour to become future ready and we are pleased to announce our association with PlugNgo. We are happy to partner their journey to change the dynamics of India’s new-age automotive landscape, fast track EV adoption & introduce green transport mobility. Our unwavering commitment to clients at our workplaces are not only the most efficient, but also the greenest and safest.”

With an idea to provide one-stop-shop,PlugNgo aims to deliver customised installation support, round the clock service, maintenance support and remote vehicle charging monitoring & e-payments through the PlugNgo mobile application based on iOS & Android platforms, in addition to the range of charging equipment for all kinds of two wheelers, three wheelers, passenger cars and buses that comply with the Global Charging Standard including Type-2, CCS, CHAdeMO and BIS.

Mr. Akshaye Barbuddhe, Business Head, Delta Electronics India said, “We are delighted to partner with PlugNgo for collectively transforming nation’s electric vehicle ecosystem. PlugNgo is committed towards reducing dependence on fossil fuel based transportation vehicles by offering energy efficient solutions which is in line with our mission of Powering Green Mobility. In this symbiotic association Delta Electronics India will provide its complete EV charger portfolio with end-to-end technical support.”

The PlugNgo charging solution also comes laced with a vehicle to vehicle charging proposition that can be availed through the PlugNgo mobile application, controlled and maintained by a location based networking system. Under this service, any vehicle, within the company’s network, left stranded due to battery dissipationshall be assisted with its charging needs within 30 minutes by a services vehicle provided by the company’s service centres.

Mr. K.N. Sreevatsa, Business Unit Manager – DM Power Conversion, ABB India said, “India is at the cusp of evolving into one of the world’s fastest growing economies. To propel on this notion further, it needs to rapidly adapt to new age reforms and technological changes that can potentially change the future. Electrically powered vehicles are a critical element of the future, thus we are happy to partner with PlugNgo to help the country realize this potential.”

PlugNgo, over the course of next 12 months plans to set up 20 outlets in the Delhi NCRfollowed by expanding its reach to other cities including, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneshwar, Cochin, Indore, and Chennai and will also be setting up service centres at each of the cities to provide seamless support for its customers.

Sustainable Transport | News published on 28/11/2018 by Moulin

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