Aditya Thackeray, who is Maharashtra’s Minister of Tourism and Environment inaugurated Power Bank’s EV Charging Hub at Kohinoor Mills in Dadar, Mumbai. Power Bank is the EV charging solutions brand from Shuchi Anant Virya – a joint venture between corporate sustainable mobility solutions provider, Lithium Urban Technologies and Fourth Partner Energy, India’s largest solar energy company for commercial and industrial businesses.
The charging hub is located at Kohinoor Square Building MCGM Parking. It can service both electric fleet service providers and individual EV owners. The parking space is managed by Ashutosh Enterprises. At a time, the charging hub can accommodate six electric vehicles. It consists of four fast chargers and two CCPS chargers for privately owned EVs.
Aditya Thackeray, Minister of Tourism and Environment, Maharashtra, during the inauguration said; “It is heartening to witness great efforts being put in from all key stakeholders to make Maharashtra Electric Vehicle friendly. We had announced our state’s EV policy about a month ago and it is encouraging to see the active participation from all fronts to bring this goal into being. Today’s Power Bank EV charging hub inauguration is one of the many steps that we as a government will take for the greater good of our planet.”
Sanjay Krishnan, Founder, Lithium Urban Technologies commented – “We are committed to driving sustainable mobility in the country by bridging the gaps when it comes to charging infrastructure. Transition to green mobility is no longer an aspiration but has become a necessity. Lithium, through its joint venture partnership, Shuchi is working towards making EVs accessible and affordable to the masses. It is equally imperative that we become conscious of the energy sources, wherein a brand like Power Bank can make a positive contribution towards India’s EV agenda. This new hub will be a starting point for people to transition to EVs, without dwelling on the range anxiety that plagues the sector.”
Saif Dhorajiwala, Co-founder, Fourth Partner Energy added – “In addition to charging hubs across Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Pune and Bengaluru, the partnership with HPCL to set up EV chargers in select retail fuel outlets pan-India will help in easier access and quicker penetration of electric mobility. Eventually the idea is to power these chargers using renewable energy thereby deepening India’s commitment to decarbonization. Although commercial fleet operators, logistics and public transport will drive the initial wave – we believe affordable, reliable infrastructure will be imperative in promoting adoption of personal passenger EVs.”