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India’s first solar-powered EV charging station installed in Mumbai
Renewable energy solutions provider Magenta Power, in association with Exicom Power Solutions, has installed India's first solar-powered DC fast charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) in Turbhe, Mumbai.
The newly installed 'Magenta Charging Station-3' will enable electric car (four-wheeler) users to charge their vehicle safely and conveniently, the company said in a statement.
As the grid-connected charging station is powered by solar energy, it is totally free of fossil fuel and claims zero carbon emissions. Magenta plans to set up 100 of such EV charging stations at various locations in Mumbai by the end of 2018.
"We are very proud to set up our first solar-based electric vehicle charging station in Navi Mumbai. It is also India’s first solar-based EV charging station. Solar panels and electric vehicles are the perfect match that is certainly going to play a key role in the energy systems of the next 25 years. As the nation moves towards clean and affordable power for all, it is our attempt to provide customers with the best solutions for a greener tomorrow," said Maxson Lewis, CEO of Magenta Power.
The Government has been encouraging the move towards electric vehicles and the shift is expected to be more evident by 2030. Govt and manufacturers are working together to enable easier adoption of EVs and making India future ready.