Charge+Zone Sets Up Fast Charging Facility in Gujarat, aims to Accelerate E-Mobility

The chief component of this charging network is an indigenously built chargeCloud, an IoT (internet of things) enabled charging management system, which will help the fleet management and capture data on charger utilization as well as electricity consumption

January 07, 2020. By News Bureau

Charge+Zone has announced that it has set up a fast-charging facility of CCS2 150 kW DC chargers to facilitate the e-mobility of electric buses.

The company targets to raise and invest ₹7.1 billion ($100 million) to install 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations across India in the ensuing three years.

The chief component of this charging network is an indigenously built chargeCloud, an IoT (internet of things) enabled charging management system, which will help the fleet management and capture data on charger utilization as well as electricity consumption.

With more than 100 charging points now operational for its numerous e-mobility clients, Charge+Zone’s founder, and CEO Kartikey Hariyani, voiced that they have started positioning the groundwork to provide fast EV charging network.

Charge+Zone is a registered startup under the Start Up India program of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), and in the early stages, the company incubated it at two institutions – the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), in Gandhinagar and iCREATE in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

According to Hariyani, the team is in touch with various original equipment manufacturers for EV chargers as well as automotive clients, “to push the envelope of charging standards and specifications to suit the Indian market.”

“We have adopted global standards such as CCS2, CHADEMO, GB/T. However, we are customizing the performance of the chargers for the Indian conditions for operating temperature, humidity, and soiling,” Hariyani expressed.

The company also goals to deliver customer experience through its smartphone app-driven unmanned charging stations providing remote control and monitoring, thus making them available 24×7 to electric vehicle drivers.

“Through the app, the user can locate the nearest charging station, check the availability, reserve the slot well in advance, gets a one-time password (OTP) and make a payment through a virtual wallet.  It is a seamless transaction,” he further.

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