Tamil Nadu-based charging infrastructure company Zeon Charging has confirmed plans to invest 250 chlores to install EV charger infrastructure in the state.
The MoU to that effect was recently signed at Coimbatore’s Tamil Nadu Investment Conclave 2021 in front of Tamil Nadu’s Prime Minister MK Stalin. Earlier this year, Zeon opened the first 50 kW DC fast charging station on the Bangalore-Salem-Coimbatore-Kochi Expressway in Sankari, Salem.
Talk to Autocar ProfessionalKarthikeyan, Managing Director of Zeon Charging, said: “This five-year investment is specifically for installing chargers in Tamil Nadu. We plan to locate and add these chargers to 70-100 locations within the next two years. Beyond, over the next five years, there are 300 locations throughout the state. This will be done both in the city and on the highway. “
Currently, Zeon Charging is installing a 50kW DC quick charger. In the future, we will add similar solutions to existing locations, along with more powerful chargers. “Choose a powerful 100-150kW charger. 50kW is sufficient for electric vehicles in the Indian market, but we plan to add this in the future. Vehicles like the Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC , Higher power chargers are available. Soon this will also apply to other low cost electric vehicles, “he added.
Karthikeyan also pointed out that there are Class A charging stations on highways and prominent places where charger requirements are higher. About 8 cars can be charged at the same time here. Such Class A stations have at least one 150 kW charger, two 120 kW chargers, and two 50 kW chargers. “We are looking for a place to upgrade to Class A. It is believed that Krishna Gili and Sankari will be upgraded first. The soon-to-be-launched Ulundurpet EV charging station will also be upgraded to Class A within the next two years. “I will.”
So far, Tilpur-based charging solutions companies have chargers in more than 20 locations in three southern states. Next are new locations such as Tuticolin, Tirunelveli, Thirumangalam, Vadipatti, Dindigul, Thoppur, Madurai and Trichy. Currently, Zeon charges 19.50 rupees per unit. This means that charging a Tata Nexon EV from 0 to 100% costs about 600 rupees, although few EV owners charge it from scratch.
“On sunny days, a couple of vehicles are charged at each station. We need to improve this and bring more EVs to market,” Karthikeyan approves.
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Zeon charging to install 400 EV chargers throughout Tamil Nadu
So far, Tilpur-based charging solutions companies have chargers in more than 20 locations in three southern states.
https://www.autocarpro.in/news-national/zeon-charging-to-set-up-400-ev-chargers-across-tamil-nadu-80534 Zeon charging to install 400 EV chargers throughout Tamil Nadu