Charzer, a top EV charging station aggregation platform has partnered up with Nirman Developers. Charzer will install EV charging stations in all residential and commercial properties owned by Nirmal Developers in the city of Pune, Maharashtra. Both residents and visitors will have access to the charging stations.
Charzer will install the EV charging stations and maintain them with regular servicing. The Charzer app allows users to book charging slots and make payments. It’s worth noting that the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs issued a guideline in 2019 directing residential and commercial complexes to reserve 20% of their parking spaces for EV Charging infrastructure.
Sameer Ranjan Jaiswal, CEO, and Co-Founder, Charzer, said, “We are excited to partner with Nirman Developers to increase access to charging infrastructure and remove any barriers to the adoption of EVs. One of the key challenges for many real-estate builders today is that the EV charging setup is very complicated. To meet the customer demand or government’s requirements, the upfront cost that they have to incur is very high.”
He added, “We provide an end-to-end solution starting from project planning to charge station installation to maintenance of the chargers. With our solutions, we are saving a minimum of 2 crores in upfront expenses on a property. We have received an overwhelming response in Bangalore, Pune, and Kochi. We look forward to expanding to many more residential communities across India.”
Sandeep Maheshwari, a Partner, at Nirman Developers, said, “ In the past year, there has been a sudden increase in the number of EV vehicles. We found that the flat owners are installing their own chargers, which leads to a higher capex cost as well as a higher MSEB (Maharashtra State Electricity Board) tariff from their electric meter. After the recent change of MSEB offering reduced tariff for EV charging from a dedicated common meter, we were searching for a suitable solution.”
He said, “We found Charzer’s solution perfectly fitting our requirements and decided that we would partner with them to put EV chargers in our Nirman Altius project at Kharadi and Nirman Vishnubaug located at Model Colony Pune. Residents of these communities will be able to charge their electric vehicles at a lower cost and without needing to invest in infrastructure.”