Looking to charge your electric car? This company is setting up 1 lakh EV charging stations in India

Hero Electric is ramping its charging stations across India to retain its dominant position in the electric scooter segment.

Highlights
  • Hero Electric has announced a collaboration with a Bengaluru-based EV charging start-up called Charzer.
  • The partnership will result in one lakh charging stations across India in the next three years.
  • Hero Electric in collaboration with Charzer will set up 10,000 charging stations across 30 cities in the first year itself.

You will soon see a lot more EV charging stations in India in the coming years. Hero Electric has announced that it has entered a collaboration with a Bengaluru-based EV charging startup called Charzer to establish one lakh charging stations across India. The entire process of setting up charging stations will be spread over in the next three years. This should really help standardise electric vehicle infrastructure between manufacturers. Hero Electric currently has two scooters: Hero Electric Photon Hx, Optima HX – Dual Battery, and Single Battery. Hero currently dominates the electric vehicle scooter segment and it seems to have realised the need for a robust infrastructure to retain the top spot.

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Hero Electric in collaboration with Charzer will set up 10,000 charging stations across 30 cities in the first year itself. This will also include chargers across Hero Electric dealerships. There will be a companion Charzer mobile app and a website to help owners locate the nearest charging station. Having multiple electric vehicles is only one side of the coin but multiple factors like their range, easy availability of charging stations, and more are equally important. “With our vision and commitment to advance the growth of EVs, we are working rigorously to scale up the charging infrastructure. Through this partnership (with Charzer), we aim to strengthen the thrust towards EVs and promote a cleaner and greener mobility solution,” said Sohinder Gill, CEO at Hero Electric.

While working on expanding up the infrastructure, Hero Electric had earlier announced its plans of ramping up production at its facility in Ludhiana. It’s also confirmed the production capacity will be hiked to over five lakh units per year by March 2022. Hero is set to expand its production capacity to build over one million vehicles every year, by ramping up the capacity year-on-year to meet the growing demand. The company is also actively working on tacking competition from brands like Ola, Ather, TVS, and others.

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