Today, CHARGE+ZONE, known as one of India’s fastest-growing EV charging companies, unveiled India’s pioneering SuperCharging Network, introducing advanced solutions for rapid EV charging. This expansive network strategically places superchargers along major highways and within city centers, offering amenities like washrooms, restaurants, and shopping facilities. Some stations also feature solar panels on canopies to promote sustainability.
Scheduled to commence operations in November 2023, the initial supercharging stations will be located in Mumbai and CCD, Vellore. Equipped with 180 KW dual gun chargers and 360 KW power cabinets, these stations boast groundbreaking technology: four guns capable of delivering 60 KW each at 200 Amp, and one gun providing 500 A (DC) current with liquid cooling – a first-of-its-kind introduction in India. These superchargers efficiently convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), supplying high-power DC voltage and current directly to EV batteries for swift charging.
Mr. Kartikey Hariyani, Founder and CEO of CHARGE+ZONE, expressed his excitement about the SuperCharging Network’s launch, highlighting its dedication to revolutionizing EV charging in India. He emphasized addressing the escalating demand for efficient charging solutions, catering to new-gen EV buses and trucks. The network aims to meet the surging need for convenient and swift EV charging, essential for widespread EV adoption, whether on highways or in city centers.
Moreover, Mr. Ravindra Mohan, Director (Operations & Technology) at CHARGE+ZONE, explained the seamless management of the EV charging process by the vehicle’s Battery Management System, incorporating system health checks and automatic cost deductions. These superchargers support long-haul and city-based EVs, offering a comprehensive charging solution with an estimated 15 to 20 minutes charging time, contingent on the vehicle’s battery capacity.
This initiative aligns with CHARGE+ZONE’s larger strategy to establish over 150+ superchargers nationwide, aiming for a robust EV charging infrastructure. The selection of Mumbai and CCD, Vellore, stemmed from the high traffic volume on the Chennai-Bengaluru highway and the demand for swift charging options in prime commercial complexes like BKC, Mumbai. These superchargers aim to aid truck and bus fleet operators in transitioning their mid-mile transportation fleets to EVs, ensuring quick and reliable charging.
CHARGE+ZONE’s collaborations with prominent OEMs, eMobility companies, and locational collaborators like Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, among others, underscore its leadership in India’s EV ecosystem. With an extensive network covering over 3,200 charging points in 37 cities, and an ambitious goal to reach one million charging points by 2030, CHARGE+ZONE’s commitment to sustainable charging is evident. The company plans to integrate solar and wind power generation for their stations, aligning with state policies and electricity regulations.