Magenta, a Mumbai-based electric vehicle (EV) charge point operator, has announced the setting up of six charging hubs for the commercial fleet EVs in Bengaluru.
The EV charging infrastructure, with over 150 charging points, is spread across key locations in Bengaluru: BTM Layout, Kudlu, Jigani, Vijaya Bank Layout, Yeshwantpura, and Mahadevapura. It is synced with the Magenta ChargeGrid Smart app (Available on IOS and Android), enabling EV owners to check the real-time availability of EV charging stations and book slots and fleet operators to pay for EV charging points online.
The Magenta EV charging hubs are equipped with a control panel for the fleet operators to manage and supervise the state of charging, charging schedule, and vehicle service schedule. These are developed focusing on the ease of use for fleet drivers and operators. Salient features include on-the-go charging on a 24×7 basis, overnight secure parking, maintenance and servicing of the vehicles while vehicles are being charged, and rest areas for the drivers. The charging hubs are equipped with EV chargers developed in line with Indian usage conditions.
Maxson Lewis, founder and managing director, Magenta, said, “e-Commerce companies are driving the commitment for electric vehicles in the last-mile delivery space. EV charging hubs play a key role in the success of the fleet business and operational efficiency. Our charging hubs at Bengaluru are planned in a 3 km radius around the e-commerce hubs and warehouses stretching to the outskirts of the city to Bengaluru Electronic city. The idea is to create the charging infrastructure in areas with the highest density of last-mile distribution hubs and enable seamless operations. These charging hubs have been developed with the EV fleet drivers in mind.”
Going forward, Magenta ChargeGrid plans to install nine more charging hubs by the year-end. It has partnered with several leading logistics and e-commerce companies like Amazon India, Porter, Udaan, BigBasket, and JumboTail for third-party last-mile logistics services.
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