part of its commitment towards sustainable mobility, MG Motor India and Fortum
Charge & Drive India have undertaken the first step towards creating DC
Fast Charging infrastructure (50 KW) in the country. The carmaker announced a
tie-up with leading Finland-based clean energy major Fortum to install the
country’s first 50 KW DC fast-charging EV stations, ahead of the launch of its
debut EV in India – the MG EZS global pure electric SUV – later this year.
the partnership, Fortum will install 50 KW CCS/CHAdeMO DC fast public charging
stations for electric vehicles across MG’s showrooms in 5 cities including
Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad by September this year to
begin with. One such charging station will come up at MG’s state of the art
flagship showroom in Gurugram. The smart chargers can be accessed by an EV user,
having cars compatible with CCS/CHAdeMO charging standards by registering with
Fortum Charge & Drive India through its Mobile App.
Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “The upcoming
launch of MG eZs is aligned with the government’s long-term objective to have
more electric vehicles on the road in the next few years. We are delighted to
be partnering with one of the leading EV Charging service provider in the
global EV space to set up charging stations at MG dealerships in select cities
to begin with. This is in line with our goal to provide accessible EVs to India
customers and create an EV ecosystem in India.”
on this collaboration, Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India, said,
“We are happy to collaborate with one of the world’s leading automotive
companies to bolster the adoption of EV which has been greatly promoted by
Government by bringing out various enabling policy measures and guidelines. We
have already witnessed an uptake in adoption of electric vehicles in the last
one year. This collaboration will further bolster this growth. As one of the
key players, we are constantly evaluating the Indian market for charging
infrastructure and will continue to give a pleasant charging experience to EV
a full-sized boot and room for five, the MG EZS is the perfect car for people
who want to drive an EV but also need the space and practicality of a compact
SUV. The pure electric SUV is part of MG Motor India’s strategy to providing
environment-friendly mobility solutions in India in the long-term and to make
EVs accessible for customers across the country.
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