Hero Electric has partnered with Massive Mobility, a Delhi-based company to install 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations across India. Hero says the charging stations could also be used by electric vehicles from other manufacturers.
Hero Electric aims to install 20,000 electric vehicle charging stations in India by the end of 2022
Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler manufacturer, has partnered with Massive Mobility, a Delhi-based start-up providing end-to-end charging solutions for electric vehicles, to install 10,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country over the next year. Hero Electric says this charging network can be used by all electric vehicles, and the company will push for more standardization among manufacturers. So far, Hero Electric has established 1,650 charging stations and aims to install more than 20,000 by the end of 2022.
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Speaking on the partnership, Sohinder Gill, CEO of Hero Electric, said, “Recent announcements by the Indian government over the past few months have helped propel the electric vehicle industry to the next level. We continue to expand our reach, setting up charging points and re-qualifying mechanics to create an ecosystem. As a pioneer brand in the electric vehicle segment, Hero has invested in recent years in the implementation of low cost charging stations to promote the growth of the charging infrastructure. To date, we have installed nearly 1,650 refills. and aim to have 20K in place by the end of 2022. This partnership with Massive Mobility will broaden our efforts to achieve our goal. This partnership will benefit not only Hero as a company, but the industry as well.
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Massive Mobility is a startup that is working on the design of an intelligent and connected network of charging solutions for 3 and 2 wheel electric vehicles. Thanks to its cloud-based solutions, it enables car park and charging station owners to offer charging services to users. It is dedicated to creating a fully integrated charging experience where hardware and software are aligned with OEMs to deliver a smooth charging experience for EV owners.
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The two companies, Hero Electric and Massive Mobility, recently conducted a joint survey to assess the use of charging stations by EV customers. The aim was to understand whether they used them to fully charge their electric vehicles or simply to charge their electric vehicles. The results revealed that consumers were looking for smart chargers that could be identified through an app on the internet, also offering 16-amp charging and long cords. Customers also highlighted the need for digital payments to use billing facilities like UPI etc.
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