Magenta, an Indian EV company, in association with Central Railway inaugurated public EV charging points along select railway stations. The company inaugurated charging stations around Parel Railway Station. In the next two weeks, Magenta has also announced that it will set up EV charging stations around Dadar and Byculla railway stations.
The public charging station will be functional 24×7 initially with streetlamp integrated EV charging stations (ChargeGrid Flare) and later with DC fast charger. This combination of AC and DC charger will support two wheeler, three wheeler and four wheeler. These chargers can be operated with online remote monitoring through ChargeGrid App which includes an automated payment gateway.
The EV company has claimed that it is currently installing 4,500 chargers in 108 cities in India.
The government has taken an initiative to set up 4,00,000 charging stations to meet the requirement of 20 lakh Electric Vehicles (EVs) by 2026.
Maxson Lewis, MD & Co-Founder, Magenta Group said, “Installing EV chargers at Mumbai railway stations is a dream come true for me personally. If the common man’s concern of EV charging is not addressed, So the adoption of electric vehicles cannot be called off; and what can be better than making EV charging available at places most synonymous with Mumbai’s common man – railway stations.”
Subhash Desai, Pt. Minister of Industries and Mines said, “We are glad that Magenta is taking forward the ‘Green Initiative’ with Central Railway and setting up EV Charging Stations to enable smooth operation of EVs. To address the lack of charging infrastructure, this initiative will bring relief to those who can charge their electric vehicles even at prime locations near railway stations.
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