Mr. Awadhesh Kumar Jha Vice President – Charge & Drive & Sustainability, Fortum India said, “This is one of the most concrete EV Policies which has been envisaged by any State Government. It has set a clear target and means to achieve the same. Setting up charging hub through the aid of private sector is a welcome move. While the draft policy addresses the need of parking space, we would also like the government to give provisions for upgraded electricity infrastructure at identified location to create plug & play. This move in turn will reduce risk of private players substantially.”
Appended is the profile of Fortum India for your reference:
Fortum is a leading clean-energy company that provides its customers with electricity, heating and cooling as well as smart solutions to improve resource efficiency. We want to engage our customers and society to join the change for a cleaner world. We employ some 9,000 professionals in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, Poland and India, and 62% of our electricity generation is CO2 free.
Our vision “For a cleaner world” reflects our ambition to drive the transformation towards a low-emission energy system and optimal resource efficiency. Our mission is to engage our customers and society to drive the change towards a cleaner world.
Fortum in India is focused on 4 verticals (Solar, EV Charging infrastructure, Bio-ethanol and NOx reduction solutions for thermal power plants).
Fortum Charge & Drive is a pioneer in electric vehicle charging. Presently it has a network of 2017 smart chargers in Europe out of which about 700 are DC quick chargers. Besides, post-acquisition of PlgSurfing, an EV user can access to 67,000 charging points across Europe. Fortum provides turnkey solution for B2B and B2G, creating public charging network as well as providing world-class cloud solutions for an interactive end-user interface and a comprehensive back-end system that supports charge point operators in the remote management of charging stations. We have set up and been operating 18 charging points (14 DC and 4 AC) in India at various locations in Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Delhi.