“ChargeGrid Flare” street lamp integrated charger, a unique initiative by HPCL and Magenta, has become operational at HPCL Bandra Kurla Complex outlet in Mumbai and Nitimarg T&E outlet in Delhi .
This class of EV charging points are first in India, to incorporate within energy-efficient street lamp columns, which will encourage EV adoption for flexible and low-cost charging solutions.
The ChargeGrid Flare is a smartly built, inclusive of power saving efficient LED lamp, robust street light pole & Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment made for Indian climatic conditions enabling online and remote monitoring of the chargers.
It has automated payment gateway through the ChargeGrid App, thereby eliminating the need of having a station marshal to monitor, maintain & operate the chargers at the location.
The new EV charger is an ideal solution for installation into both new and existing car parking, street/corporate parking environments and at retail outlets.
This technology will enable cities to deploy curbside vehicle charging infrastructure rapidly, and less street clutter than other approaches.
Designed exclusively to offer an energy-efficient streetlight combined with an EV charging point, it is a one-of-a-kind product, which offers integrated EV charging facilities from within a durable, traditional-looking, streetlight.
Magenta aims at installing more 1000 ChargeGrid Flare pan India by the end of 2021. Recently they announced the launch of New Business Associate Program to set-Up Low Cost EV Charging Stations in India.
Reference- Economic Times, Financial Express, Magenta Power website, The Hindu, Autocar Professional