Currently, India has around 1,640 public electric vehicle charging stations across the cities. 940 out of 1,640 EV charging stations are in 9 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Bangaluru.
India is now slowly but gradually entering the electric vehicle segment. So the infrastructure for it will also definitely be increased. The government of India is also taking some bold steps to encourage people to adopt the future the government has made full efforts to enhance public charging infrastructure by involving private and public agencies. Many agencies have already installed some charging points in some metro cities.
India has achieved to expand the infrastructure has grown 2.5 times in 9 megacities in the last couple of months. A total of 678 public charging stations for EVs have been installed between October 2021 to January 2022 and it is increasing.
What companies are making charging stations for electric vehicles?
The most known charging station providers are 1. ABB India, 2. Tata Power, 3. Mass-Tech, 4. P2 Power Solution, 5. Fortum India, 6. Delta Electronics India, 7. BrightBlu, 8. Exicom, 9. CHARZER, and 10. Okaya Power Group.
The above companies are better known compared to others. There are lots of companies present in this industry in India. Some of which will be discussed later in this article. Now we discuss the top 10 charging stations provider in India that are currently working.
EVSE stands for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. CPO stands for Charge Point Operator. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer
1. ABB India
EVSE and OEM
The company, ABB India, is a leading global company in electric mobility. The company has a presence in over 80 countries across the globe. It has installed the first DC fast charger in New Delhi with EV Motors. ABB India is now partners with Audi India to give charging solutions. The company is the major operator of charge points for Yamuna Power Limited.
As ABB India is an EVSE Manufacturer it produces various types of equipment for off-road vehicles as well as for heavy commercial vehicles including trucks and buses. It also provides a Smart Monitoring System and integrated payment gateways for Charge Point Operators.
It offers EV charging equipment including AC chargers of Type-1, Type-2, and Type-2 Socket which have a power output of 3kW to 22kW, and DC charger type CCS and CHAdeMO which has a power output of 11kW to 350kW plus.
2. Tata Power
Tata Power is a sub-brand of Tata Group in India. Tata Power is mainly responsible for charging stations in the electric vehicle segment. The charging network of Tata power covers almost 16+ states. They have provided 1000+ charging points across 182+ cities including Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Pune, Hyderabad, and Lucknow. They are also offering End-to-End customized solutions, EV chargers of different charging standards, Charger Management Software Platform Subscription, and a Mobile App.
Tata Power has signed MoUs with IGL, MGL, IOCL, HPCL, and Govt. of Maharashtra for implementing electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
EVSE and OEM
The company is a leading manufacturer of Control Panels and industrial battery chargers including DC UPS, Battery charging equipment, Converters, etc. Mass-Tech has completed a charging project in Mumbai for DC fast charging with Tata Motors.
The company offers an AC charger of Type-2 with a power output of 2kW to 44kW and a DC charger of type GB/T, CCS which has a power output of 10kW to 200kW.
4. P2 Power Solution
EVSE and OEM
This company is a complete power solution provider in the country. The company has now entered in EV industry as well. The company offers charging equipment including an AC Hybrid Charging station for 4/3/2 wheeler of AC Type-2 with IEC60309 socket, AC charger Type-2 with IEC 62196 socket, and output of 3.3kW to 22kW, a combo charger AC Type-2 of 142 kW, and a DC fast charger support CCS-2/ CHAdeMo of 15kW to 200 kW output.
5. Fortum India
CPO and OEM
A well-known player in the clean energy sector, Fortum India, makes it easy to use electric vehicles, and non-stop charging solutions and move towards a cleaner world.
Fortum Charge & Drive India Pvt. Ltd.(FCDIPL) is the most advanced charging network solution. They installed over 70 public charging points including 50 kW fast charging in MG Motor India showroom, Gurugram, and 11 DC rapid CCS CHAdeMo chargers across 40+ cities like Noida, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, etc.
6. Delta Electronics India
EVSE and OEM
Delta Electronics India is a well-established EV charging equipment manufacturer in India. It offers Site Management System for parking lots, workplaces, Fleet and Residential buildings, etc. C
Charging provider of AC charger Type-1,2 of power output 3.1kW to 22kW, and DC charger of CCS, CHAdeMo, DC001 of power output 15 kW to 150 kW.
EVSE, OEM and CPO
40 years of experience, BrightBlu, is an EV charging company with intelligent, simple, elegant, and easy-to-use solutions. It offers an AC Type-2 charger of 3.7 kW to 22 kW power output.
EVSE and OEM
Exicom is providing Mobility Solutions or EV Charging Solutions for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, commercial vehicles, and passenger cars. It offers an AC charger Type-2 with a power output of 1.1 kW to 22 kW, and a DC charger CCS, CHAdeMo which has a power output of 30 kW to 200 kW.
The company signed an MoU with BHEL for charging infrastructure and installed a charging station in New Delhi.
The company only provides portable charging points for EVs, small shop owners, malls, etc. This startup company received over 200 pre-orders for Kirana Charzer and gain a huge response.
10. Okaya Power Group
OEM and CPO
Okaya Power is one of the fastest-growing companies including Nasaka, Okaya Batteries, Okaya Energy System, etc. Okaya Portable EV Charger is a compact AC charging station used for office, home, and other residential locations only for personal use.
The company has a partnership with Prakriti E-Mobility to provide good electric vehicle charging stations for their fleet operation. The chargers are fully compatible with internationally accepted standards. They also have battery swapping stations to service all types of electric vehicles. It offers DC fast charging CHAdeMo, CSS compliance with an output voltage of 920v.
Some Other Electric Vehicle Charging Station providers in India are-
- Amara Raja (EVSE, OEM and CPO)
- Charge+ Zone (CPO, Battery Swapping Solution)
- EVRE (OEM and CPO)
- VerdeMobility (EVSE and OEM)
- PlugNGo (CPO)
- Zeon Charging (CPO)
- goEgo Network (EVSE and OEM)
- ChargeMOD (EVSE, OEM, and CPO)
- Panasonic (EVSE and OEM)
- Tirex (CPO)
- AEIDTH Technologies (CPO)
As we see more and more companies showing their interest in providing charging stations or OEMs in India, the country is turning to Electric vehicles faster than expected. This indicates the future of EVs in India is going to be bright and at the end of the day, we move to the electric.