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CHARGE+ZONE Launches India’s First 360KW Supercharging Station Network

EV charging company, CHARGE+ZONE unveiled its SuperCharging Network today, marking a significant stride in the country’s high-speed EV charging landscape. The network strategically positions superchargers along major highways and within city centers, offering essential amenities such as washrooms, restaurants, and shopping facilities. Some stations also integrate solar panels on canopies for sustainable power.

The inaugural supercharging stations are slated to commence operations in Mumbai and CCD, Vellore in November 2023 due to the high traffic volume on the Chennai-Bengaluru highway and the demand for fast charging options in prime commercial complexes like BKC, Mumbai.

CHARGE+ZONE’s superchargers convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC), providing high-power DC voltage and current directly to EV batteries for rapid charging. Equipped with 180 KW dual gun chargers and 360 KW power cabinets, these stations feature: four guns delivering 60 KW each at 200 Amp, and one gun delivering 500 A (DC) current with liquid cooling, a first-of-its-kind introduction in India

This SuperCharging Network is part of CHARGE+ZONE’s broader strategy to establish over 150+ superchargers across the country, creating a robust EV charging infrastructure. The chargers will facilitate the transition of truck and bus fleets to EVs, with quick and reliable charging options.

Kartikey Hariyani, Founder and CEO at CHARGE+ZONE, said,”CHARGE+ZONE’s SuperCharging Network is positioned to meet the growing demand for convenient and swift EV charging options, which are crucial for facilitating the widespread adoption of electric vehicles. Whether on long highway journeys or within the bustling city centers, the network aims to provide accessible and high-speed charging, aligning with the evolving needs of Indian EV users.”

Ravindra Mohan, Director (Operations & Technology) at CHARGE+ZONE, added that the EV charging process is seamlessly managed by the vehicle’s Battery Management System, incorporating health checks and automatic cost deductions.

The high-capacity superchargers, capable of delivering 400/500 A DC current, aim to serve long-haul transportation and city-based EVs, providing a comprehensive charging solution with an estimated 15 to 20 minutes charging time, depending on the vehicle’s battery capacity.

The company aims to reach one million charging points by 2030, incorporating solar and wind power generation for stations in line with state policies and electricity regulations.