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iCreate and CHARGE+ZONE (supported by iCreate) with the government of Gujarat have partnered to establish 10,000 charging stations based on application in Gujarat on state and national highways. Later this will expand to 50,000 plus charging stations across the country. The total amount invested is $300 million to set up the EV charging network.
iCreate is the Gujarat government-backed startup incubator. CHARGE+ZONE is a technology-driven EV Charging Networks company. The MoU was signed at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022 to boost the EV charging infrastructure in India. It is planned to electrify 10,000 km of state and national highways in the coming 3-5 years.
Anupam Jalote, CEO, iCreate, said, “The founders of iCreate, it’s Chief Mentor Shri Parag Amin and I, all are very proud that a start-up that was an idea in the summer of 2018 is now strong enough to help make the State of Gujarat a leader in Indian EV Charging infra. This vindicates iCreate’s vision of being the place to be for tech innovators. This MoU with the Government of Gujarat coupled with the very successful magnetless EV motor project with Sona Comstar and our EVangelise EV Innovation program has made iCreate a reference point for EV innovators in India.”
Kartikey Hariyani, Founder & CEO, CHARGE+ZONE said, “It is an honour for us to partner with the Government to electrify the roadways with EV charging points in the country. With this, we have taken a step closer towards achieving our mission of setting up one million charging points in the country and consequently, accelerating the adoption of EVs in the country. Having achieved this milestone, I would like to extend a big token of gratitude to iCreate for empowering us with the required resources and representing us with various stakeholders in Government PSUs, Central Government as well as state Government to achieve our mutual mission to revolutionize the EV industry.“
Gujarat Government will support both the start-ups in procuring resources and setting up the charging units with renewable energy. CHARGE+ZONE now has B2B and B2C network for electric vehicle charging and has set up around 120 charging points in 400 EV charging stations which serves 3000 EVs daily.