HPCL and Magenta has inaugurated “ChargeGrid Flare”, a street lamp integrated charger, at HPCL Bandra Kurla Complex outlet in Mumbai and Nitimarg T&E outlet in Delhi. This class of EV charging points are first in India and will be incorporated within street lamp columns saving money and space, encouraging EV adoption. The ChargeGrid Flare is a smartly built, inclusive of power saving efficient LED lamp, robust street light pole & Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment made for Indian climatic conditions enabling remote monitoring of the chargers.
The new set of chargers get automated payment gateway through the ChargeGrid App, thereby eliminating the need of having a station marshal to monitor, maintain & operate the chargers at the location. The new EV charger is an ideal solution for installation into both new and existing car parking, street/corporate parking environments and at retail outlets.
Mr. Maxson Lewis, MD of Magenta said, “We are happy to announce the installation of our first ChargeGrid Flare product at HPCL fuel stations at Mumbai and Delhi. The product was supposed to roll out in April 2020, along with multiple pilot projects to be commencing immediately post the launch. However, due to the Covid-19 impact we decided to delay the installations and now we are happy that 2021 starts off on a high note with this first installation now at the HPCL centers. We aim at deploying 1000 ChargeGrid Flare across pan India in this year and are in touch with OEM’s and Fuel Stations for the same. We look forward to work rigorously in 2021 and make up for the year gone by.”
Magenta aims at installing more 1000 ChargeGrid Flare pan India by the end of 2021. Recently they announced the launch of New Business Associate Program to set-Up Low Cost EV Charging Stations in India.
The street lamp mounted EV charging ports are quite new to the global EV scene and India is among a handful of countries to get them operational.
Mr. Rajnish Mehta, Executive Director – Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, “We are proud of our startup Magenta Power to design this unique charger solution tailor made for Indian cities. As India moves towards the adoption of sustainable practices, we will continue to provide support to Magenta to develop the best sustainable energy solutions and look forward to quickly add more cities to this exciting transformation.”