Mahindra recently announced partnerships with three EV infrastructure partners – Jio-bp, Statiq, and Charge+Zone to offer robust charging solutions for Mahindra’s upcoming range of passenger electric vehicles. With these partnerships, Mahindra EV users will get seamless access to a robust fast charging infrastructure and e-mobility solutions spanning across discovery, availability, navigation and transactions.
Mahindra has unveiled its first all-electric C segment SUV – the XUV400 at Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai recently. Earlier this year, the company has also showcased keen strides towards electrification, unveiling its Born Electric Vision in UK, a gamut of world-class electric SUVs to be launched in India, in the next few years.
Veejay Nakra, President – Automotive Division, M&M Ltd., said, “We look forward to bringing sustainable, profitable and efficient EV solutions to accelerate the mass adoption of battery electric vehicles in India, and we are delighted to have joined hands with all our partners for our upcoming range of electric vehicles in India. We approach these partnerships as an opportunity to offer robust EV infrastructure solutions to our customers, quickly. This will also help us in moving a step forward towards achieving India’s net-zero goals.”
For example, As part of the partnership, CHARGE+ZONE and Mahindra will explore the installation, commissioning, and maintenance of fast DC chargers at various locations including owned and rented sites, offices or any other areas nominated by Mahindra, its affiliates and group companies. In addition to this, the partnership will also entail rolling out e-mobility solutions spanning discovery, availability, navigation and transactions, with the aim of empowering all EV users to seamlessly access the charging network.
hese charging stations will be open to the public as well as to the users and partners of Mahindra. CHARGE+ZONE’s charging stations are rapid DC charging points with the CCS2 charging protocol that provides 80-100% charge in 20-30 minutes and a full charge in an hour depending on the EV’s battery size. These chargers also come with additional amenities of food courts, restaurants, hotels etc as well as with the facility of Type-2 AC chargers wherever needed.
As part of its vision of building a network of ONE MILLION EV charging points, CHARGE+ZONE has created an active B2B and B2C network for EV charging stations for both fleet and retail customers. It has set-up up 1450+ charging points across 650+ EV charging stations, serving around 5000 EVs on a daily basis. The company also recently completed the electrification of over 1000 km of National Highways in India, by installing a network of 20 unmanned, app-driven, Superfast EV charging points along the Gujarat- Maharashtra National highway.
Along with Mahindra’s ecosystem partners, the company is working to create a vast network of EV charging stations. These partnerships will strengthen the EV charging infrastructure in India. Leveraging the strengths of the EV infrastructure partners, Mahindra aims to offer benefits to all stakeholders in the EV ecosystem.