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Magenta, a provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, has inaugurated its first DC fast charger in the state of Kerala. The Magenta ChargeGrid’s DC fast charging charger can charge electric vehicles up to 90% in just 35 minutes. It is compatible with all CCS2 connectors such as the Tigor, Tata Nexon, Kia EV6, BYD E6, MG ZS EV, and Hyundai Kona. Magenta claims that ChargeGrid can also charge high-end cars, which are likely to be launched in India.
Magenta’s DC fast charger has been installed in Kozhikode at Crescendo. Crescendo is a premium shop for lifestyle solutions in the Malabar area of Kerala. Magenta has partnered with Crescendo to provide EV charging to customers in Kozhikode as well as other EV owners. The installation, commissioning, and operation of the charger were done by Magenta ChargeGrid. Magenta claims that EV chargers installed in hotspots like these will encourage more EV adoption.
Magenta states that it will be onboarding many of these partners in a win-win proposition in the coming months, taking into account factors such as location and customer segments.
Sunil Thomas, Partner of Crescendo said, “It is absolutely delightful to hear from EV customers and their family they are super happy to have the convenience of fast charger for their EV so close to their homes in Kozhikode.”
At the same time, Sajeev CP, Partner of Crescendo, said, “It is extremely convenient for travel enthusiasts to have a fast charger in the heart of Kozhikode town which is so close to fantastic restaurants in Kozhikode.”
Currently, Magenta ChargeGrid is expanding its EV charging network to 35-40 Indian cities. The goal is to have around 11,000 chargers in place by the end of FY 23. It has also been collaborating with several Indian corporations, including the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Indore Municipal Corporation, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation, and Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. These are in addition to ongoing strategic alliances with key hotel chains like Fern and IBIS to build EV charging infrastructure in cities and on roads.