Electric vehicle charging infrastructure start-up eVolt India and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) have entered into a strategic collaboration to install 75+ EV charging stations in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
As part of the awarded contract, the Delhi-based charging solutions provider will set up 3.3kW AC and 7.4kW AC charging stations for both two-wheelers (E2W) and four-wheelers (E4W) at the existing IOCL fuelling pumps in these key territories. The supporting charging standards are AC001 (IEC 60309) for 3.3kW and Type-2 (IEC 62196) for 7.4kW AC slow and fast chargers.
The start-up plans to aggressively scale up its EV charging infrastructure pan-India by working with stakeholders in the private and public spaces, noted Sarthak Shukla, Founder and CEO, eVolt India.
“Our partnership with an important stakeholder like IOCL aligns with eVolt’s vision to build a robust EV charging station network and encourage mass EV adoption by alleviating range anxiety,' he said.
eVolt is also an impanelled vendor of three DISCOMs in Delhi, namely the BSES Rajdhani Power, BSES Yamuna Power and Tata Power Delhi Distribution. The start-up has helped institutions in healthcare and higher education domains in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi, to go green by setting up AC and DC charging stations on their premises.