EV Motors India launched its first EV charging station - ‘PlugNgo’ in association with DLF, Delta Electronics India and ABB India, getting in line with the Government’s vision for electric mobility nation. The company is seeking to set up over 6500 charging outlets, where each outlet would have multiple charging stations with an estimated investment requirement of USD 200 million (approximately 1400 crore) in the next 5 years. These stations will be connected and networked to PlugNgo’s cloud-based integrated software platform.
Speaking at the launch event, 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.”
Commenting on this, 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.”
The first EV charging station is located in Gurugram and consists of three charging stations – two DC fast chargers and one AC normal charger, with output ratings of 15kW and 3.68kW, respectively. Both use the GB/T Chinese charging standard. The former can charge a 15kWh battery pack in as little as an hour, while the latter will take about six-seven hours to accomplish the same task.
With an idea to provide one-stop-shop, PlugNgo aims to deliver a customized installation support along with maintenance support, round the clock service and remote vehicle charging monitoring & electronic payments via PlugNgo mobile application which is available on both Android & iOS platforms. Not only this it also has a range of charging equipment for all types of two wheelers, three wheelers, passenger vehicles as well as buses that comply with the Global Charging Standard including CCS, Type-2, BIS and CHAdeMO.
Adding to this, 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 offers with a vehicle to vehicle charging proposition and customers can avail this facility through the PlugNgo mobile application, maintained and controlled by a location-based networking system. So, if any vehicle which is within the company’s network is stranded due to battery drain shall be assisted with its charging requirements within 30 minutes by the
Within a duration of 12 months, PlugNgo is planning to install 20 outlets in the Delhi NCR and thereafter would expand its reach in other cities including Chandigarh, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Amritsar, Indore, Cochin, and Chennai. Moreover, it would also be set up service centres throughout these cities to provide seamless support to its customers.