- The charging points are set up by Shuchi Anant Virya’s EV Charging Solutions brand – Power Bank
- Shuchi is an equal joint venture between Fourth Partner Energy and Lithium Urban Technologies
Maharashtra’s Minister of Tourism and Environment Aditya Thackeray inaugurated the EV Charging Hub at Kohinoor Mills in Dadar, Mumbai. The charging infrastructure has been set up by Power Bank, the EV charging solutions brand from Shuchi Anant Virya – a joint venture between corporate sustainable mobility solutions provider, Lithium Urban Technologies and Fourth Partner Energy, India’s largest solar energy company for commercial and industrial businesses.
Located at Kohinoor Square Building MCGM Parking, the charging hub can service both electric fleet service providers and individual EV owners. The parking space is managed by Ashutosh Enterprises. The charging hub can accommodate six electric vehicles at a time, consisting of four fast chargers and two CCPS chargers for privately owned EVs. With a capacity of 15 KW (DC001) each Fast Charger, the fast chargers are ideal for an electric vehicle fleet that includes models like eVeritos and eTigor and the Type 2 AC Charger is ideal for models like MG-ZS EV and eNexon (CCPS). Apart from that there are two slow charging points designed to charge all types of e2w, e3w and e4w vehicles.
While inaugurating the charging hub, Aditya Thackeray said: “It is heartening to witness great efforts being put in from all key stakeholders to make Maharashtra Electric Vehicle friendly. We had announced our state’s EV policy about a month ago and it is encouraging to see the active participation from all fronts to bring this goal into being. Today’s Power Bank EV charging hub inauguration is one of the many steps that we as a government will take for the greater good of our planet.”
The charging hub will be maintained and operated by Shuchi Anant Virya’s brand Power Bank. It is estimated that more than 2000 vehicles, monthly, will avail the facility installed in one of the busiest business centres in Mumbai. Its close proximity to IndiaBulls Finance Centre will also aid in driving usage of the hub. Power Bank as a brand manages 5 hubs in Mumbai and 10+ independent charging points in Mumbai.
Commenting on the inauguration, Sanjay Krishnan, Founder, Lithium Urban Technologies, said: “We are committed to driving sustainable mobility in the country by bridging the gaps when it comes to charging infrastructure. Transition to green mobility is no longer an aspiration but has become a necessity. Lithium, through its joint venture partnership, Shuchi is working towards making EVs accessible and affordable to the masses. It is equally imperative that we become conscious of the energy sources, wherein a brand like Power Bank can make a positive contribution towards India’s EV agenda. This new hub will be a starting point for people to transition to EVs, without dwelling on the range anxiety that plagues the sector.”
Speaking about Shuchi’s plans, Saif Dhorajiwala, Co-founder, Fourth Partner Energy, added: “In addition to charging hubs across Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Kolkata, Pune and Bengaluru, the partnership with HPCL to set up EV chargers in select retail fuel outlets pan-India will help in easier access and quicker penetration of electric mobility. Eventually the idea is to power these chargers using renewable energy thereby deepening India’s commitment to decarbonization. Although commercial fleet operators, logistics and public transport will drive the initial wave – we believe affordable, reliable infrastructure will be imperative in promoting adoption of personal passenger EVs.”