Top 5 Charging Station Manufacturers in India
India is the 5th largest automobile market in the world and has a huge potential for electric vehicles (EVs). However, one of the major challenges for EV adoption is the lack of adequate charging infrastructure. To address this issue, several private and public entities are setting up charging stations in various locations across the country. Here are the top 5 EV charging station companies in India that are leading the way in this emerging sector.
Tata Power is the biggest charge point operator (CPO) of EV charging infrastructure in the country. Tata Power is almost single-handedly addressing range anxiety for EV owners through a pan-India EV charging infrastructure setup. The company has a presence across all the segments of the EV charging ecosystem and deploys all types of chargers – DC 001, AC, Type2, Fast DC chargers up to 50kwh, and up to 240kwh chargers for buses. Tata Power EZ Chargers’ ecosystem covers public chargers, captive chargers, bus/fleet chargers, and home chargers. The firm plans to have more than 6500+ charging points by FY 2023.
Charge Zone is one of the largest EV charging station companies in India. Charge Zone provides end-to-end solutions for EV charging infrastructure, including site assessment, installation, operation, maintenance, and management. Charge Zone offers both AC and DC chargers for different types of EVs, such as e-rickshaws, e-bikes, e-cars, and e-buses. Charge Zone also has a mobile app that allows users to locate, book, and pay for charging services. Charge Zone has installed over 2000+ charging points across 100+ cities in India.
Ather Energy is an Indian electric scooter manufacturer that also operates its network of EV charging stations called Ather Grid. Ather Grid provides fast and free charging for all EVs at strategic locations such as malls, cafes, restaurants, tech parks, etc. Ather Grid uses smart AC chargers that can deliver up to 7kwh of power and charge an EV up to 80% in an hour. Ather Grid also has a user-friendly app that shows the availability and status of the chargers. Ather Energy aims to expand its network to over 5000+ charging points across 50+ cities by 2023.
Charzer is a startup based in Bangalore that offers portable Kirana chargers of 3.3 KV for small shop owners, restaurants, malls, societies, etc. at an affordable price of Rs. 15,000 only. Charzer is a portable charging station, and the owner can generate revenue in multiple ways when people come to charge their vehicles. Firstly, you have an option of earning an additional income every hour, every day, every month—whenever a person plugs in a charger. Secondly, you get to attract more customers. Charzer also has an app that connects EV owners with nearby Kirana chargers and enables online payments.
Statiq is another startup that is disrupting the EV charging space in India. Statiq provides smart and fast DC chargers that can charge any EV in less than an hour. Statiq also has a cloud-based platform that enables remote monitoring and control of the chargers, as well as data analytics and insights. Statiq has partnered with various entities such as Ola Electric, Bounce, Mahindra Electric, etc. to provide charging solutions for their fleets. Statiq aims to install over 1000+ charging stations across India by 2023