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Magenta Power, Central Railways partners for public EV charging points, setups first in Mumbai

The charging station is integrated into the street lamp for ease of access.(Source: Magenta)

Electric vehicles (EV) charge point operator Magenta Power has announced its collaboration with Central Railways to inaugurate public charging stations at select railway stations in Mumbai. The first set of charging points was set up at the Parel Railway station and was inaugurated by Subhash Desai, Minister of Industry and Mining.

The company plans to set up more EV charging points over the next two weeks at the Dadar and Byculla railway stations in the city.

Magenta states the first-of-its-kind charging station will be functional 24x7 and is a streetlamp integrated EV charging station called the ChargeGrid Flare. The unit will offer both AC and DC charging support for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers.

Speaking about the association, Maxson Lewis, MD & Co-founder - Magenta Group said, "Installing EV chargers at Mumbai Railway Stations is a dream come true for me at a personal level. The adoption of electric vehicles cannot be said to have taken off if the common man's concern of EV charging is not addressed, and what better than making EV charging available at the most synonymous locations for Mumbai's common man - railway stations."

Subhash Desai, Minister of Industry and Mining said, "We are glad to see Magenta with Central Railways pushing 'green initiatives and setting up EV charging stations addressing the lack of the charging infrastructure for EVs to operate smoothly. This initiative will bring relief to people who can charge their EVs at key locations near Railway stations as well." 

Author : Debi Dash
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