Carmaker MG partners with Fortum to set up DC fast-charging EV stations in India

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Morris Garages (MG) Motor India has partnered with Finland-based clean energy major Fortum to install the country’s first 50 KW DC fast-charging EV stations, ahead the launch of its EZS global pure electric SUV in India later this year.

Under the partnership, Fortum will install DC fast-charging stations—built on Combined Charging System/CHArge de MOve (CCS/CHAdeMO) standard—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 flagship showroom in Gurugram.

The smart chargers can be accessed by users of compatible cars by registering them with Fortum Charge & Drive India through its Mobile App.

Speaking on the partnership, Rajeev Chaba, president and 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 providers 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.”

Sanjay Aggarwal, managing director, Fortum India, added, “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 user.”