Statiq bags IOCL tender for 18 EV chargers in India
Indian EV charging network company Statiq has won an Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) tender, wherein the PSU will buy 18 new Statiq chargers to set up across the country at prime locations. This offers Statiq the opportunity to support the nation's largest oil company's plan to bolster the domestic EV mobility network in India, the company has said.
IOCL plans to set up 18 new Statiq chargers, an assorted blend of 30kW and 60kW fast chargers for use by any make of 4-wheelers, at prime locations within its network, to reach a sizable EV population.
Aman Rehman, Head- of Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, Statiq, said, "IOCL is a market leader as well as a thought leader when it comes to the subject of carbon neutrality in this nation. Their work matches their words and it is an honor to win a tender with such a future-ready company. The 18 Statiq EV chargers that they will purchase, by way of the tender, will have an unimaginable reach and we are looking forward to connecting with numerous 4-wheeler owners who will undoubtedly benefit from them".
"Such a win is extremely strategic for Statiq, as it helps us enhance the EV ecosystem deeply. We are looking forward to several such steps that will gradually add up to our overarching ambition of helping everyone in the ecosystem #StayCharged in an accessible, affordable and reliable manner", he added.
"At IOCL, we have embarked on our carbon neutrality journey in the right earnest and as part of our plan, we were searching for an able electric mobility partner. With Statiq having won this tender, we are glad to find a collaborator who will provide us with quality Made-in-India EV chargers. This will help us propagate to the general population the message of making the transition to clean energy in an easy fashion that is also affordable and reliable," said Chairman and Managing Director, IOCL, Shrikant Madhav Vaidya.
Statiq aspires to provide an end-to-end ecosystem for EV charging and assure everybody that a Statiq EV charging station will always be at hand. It has raised over INR 200 crores in Series 'A' funding, and has teamed up with Hero Electric and Ather to enhance the combined EV charging network in the northern states of India.
Over the last year, Statiq has launched numerous charging stations to reinforce its already considerable network. By the end of the year, Statiq claims to have an approximately 20,000-strong charging network.