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Gujarat-based startup, Tecso ChargeZone has installed eight new EV charging stations along the National Highway-8 between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Vehicles on NH-8 travelling between these two cities will now be able to charge their electric vehicles within 40 minutes. Each charging station is of 60 kilowatt capacity and also has fast-charging capabilities.
The company has already set up some 260 EV charging stations and 950 charging points all over India.
Kartikey Hariyani, founder and CEO of ChargeZone said – “Two more stations will soon be commissioned in Ahmedabad near Premchandnagar, Satellite area. Currently, the eight stations include two at the Mumbai airport and two each at three locations along the National Highway 8 – one between Bhilad and Vapi; one between Surat and Navsari and one between Vadodara and Bharuch.”
At present, Gujarat has some 1,319 e-vehicles. The Centre has sanctioned 278 electric vehicle charging stations in three cities of Gujarat including Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Gandhinagar under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, India scheme phase-II (FAME-II). However, most of these sanctioned EV charging stations are not operationalized for the public yet.