CHARGE+ZONE, a technology driven EV Charging Network company has announced that it has successfully electrified over 1000 kms of National Highways in India, by setting up a network of twenty unmanned, app-driven EV charging points along the Gujarat- Maharashtra National highway.
Through this, the company has successfully cracked Dealer Owned Company Operated (DOCO) and Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) Models for Public Charging Network on Highways. Designed for both personal and public e-mobility, these charging stations have been installed as part of the company’s larger goal of electrifying 10,000 kms of National and State Highways over the next 3-5 years, the company said.
The charging stations are deployed at convenient and strategic locations along the highway, the stations are Rapid DC charging points with CCS2 as charging protocol, catering to electric four-wheelers. These stations can provide up to 80 per cent charge in 45-60 minutes and a full charge in 90-120 minutes depending on the EV’s battery size.
The charging stations have been installed at key locations on highways connecting Mumbai, Nashik, Ahmedabad, Surat, Navsari & Rajkot.
“We are immensely proud to have accomplished this milestone as part of our larger vision of building a robust network of one million EV charging points by 2030. Through our national highway electrification program, we have successfully implemented full stack EV charging solutions across multiple cities and states that are accessible, affordable and easy to use,” said Kartikey Hariyani, Founder & CEO, CHARGE+ZONE.
He further added that the company also wants to bring about a paradigm shift in the way people perceive EVs by addressing issues of range anxiety and the availability of energy for long hauls. In the long term, our goal is to reduce electric vehicle range anxiety by scaling up the charging network over the next 3-5 years along national and state highways and consequently be a catalyst in India’s transition to green mobility.
The company further added that since its inception, CHARGE+ZONE has created an active B2B and B2C network for EV charging stations for both fleet and retail customers by setting up 1250+ charging points across 650+ EV charging stations serving around 4000 EVs on a daily basis.
In December 2019, CHARGE+ZONE launched India’s first Fast Charging Network for Electric Buses. Currently in India, 125+ Electric Buses of Ashok Leyland are getting charged daily with its seven Fast Charging Hubs across three cities for Intra-city Public Transportation. Earlier in December 2021, the company had signed an MoU with the Government of Gujarat to install 10,000 charging stations along national and state highways within the state.