Electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure developer Exicom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with engineering and manufacturing major Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on a strategic tie-up to address the requirements of e-mobility market for wayside charging infrastructure (using EV chargers of ≤ 100V).
“The collaboration will enable Exicom and BHEL to work together as partners and seek projects on nomination as well as through competitive bidding. We believe that this business alliance will further help us to contribute in making India ready to transform to clean, connected and shared transportation”—read a statement by Exicom.
With this partnership, Exicom and BHEL will complement each other’s competencies to address opportunities in e-mobility market. Exicom shall also help BHEL to set up an EV charger manufacturing facility for e-mobility business.
Notably, as part of its diversification initiative, BHEL has been expanding its footprints in the e-mobility business. The company has already installed DC chargers at Udyog Bhawan in New Delhi. BHEL is also executing another commercial order for installation of DC chargers across various locations in the country.
Further, BHEL is setting up a series of solar-based electric vehicle charger stations on the Delhi-Chandigarh Highway. The project is covered under the FAME scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) & Electric Vehicles in India] of the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India.
BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply and installation of the EV charging stations along with a central monitoring system with a user-friendly mobile app.
Exicom Power Solutions claims to offer a comprehensive range of solutions for all EV charging infrastructure projects and has extensive experience of installing EV charging equipment on highways, public sector and private land.