A smart EV charger of Fortum India has been installed at SCOPE Complex, New Delhi. The charger will be powered by electricity from NTPC Ltd., the largest power generator of the country. The charger has ability to recognize authorized users based on RFID technology. Fortum India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortum Oyj, a clean energy company in the Nordics has
The charger was inaugurated by Mr. A K Gupta, Director (Commercial & Operations), NTPC Ltd. During the launch, he shared, “Today, the energy landscape in India is undergoing a major shift towards cleaner means of energy generation and consumption. e-Mobility paves the road ahead with great impact on cleaner cities and reduce fuel imports as well. Keeping this in mind, we are in the process of exploring possible ways to put up charging stations across all NTPC stations and also in discussion with a few states.
On the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India said, “The Indian government’s vision of selling only EVs by 2030, relies heavily on developing a smart infrastructure for electrical vehicles. The need of the hour is to fast track EV adoption. Fortum’s Charge & Drive® supporting hardware agnostic infrastructure, equipped with flexible payment gateway shall provide the consumers a seamless experience of charging their vehicles in a friendly environment at a location, time and price of their choice. We have already started setting up pilot projects across the country as part of our plans of rolling out more than 150 charging stations over a period of 12-18 months.
Fortum intends to work together with NTPC for developing, operating and managing charging infrastructure for electrical vehicles (EVs) in India. Both the entities will also jointly explore ways to work towards collaborating further on EV charging ecosystem in India.