MG Motor, Fortum partners to install public DC fast charging station in NCR

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MG Motor India has joined hands with Finland-based energy major Fortum to install its first public 50 kW DC fast charging station in Gurugram, informed the automaker in a release.

Under this partnership, MG and Fortum will set up four fast-charging stations in Delhi-NCR. The move comes ahead of the launch of the automaker’s first pure electric car, the MG ZS EV, scheduled to launch in India in December 2019.

The other EV charging stations will be set up in South Delhi, West Delhi and Noida. Apart from that, six more public 50 KW DC fast chargers have been installed at MG’s Dealer locations in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, informs the company.

These smart chargers can be accessed by an EV user owning vehicles compatible with CCS/CHAdeMO charging standards and by registering with Fortum Charge & Drive India through its mobile app.

Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director, MG Motor India, said, “With an aim to be the leader in the EV segment in India, we are pulling out all stops to ensure adequate charging infrastructure for our first EV customers. Our endeavour is to create a robust ecosystem for EVs, right from charging to end-of-life for electric vehicles in India and the installation of the first public fast charger is the first major step in this direction.”

He added, “The upcoming launch of the MG ZS EV is aligned with the government’s long-term objective to have more electric vehicles on the road in the next few years.”

Meanwhile, the carmaker has also partnered with Delhi-based eChargeBays to assist its customers in setting up infrastructure at their home for charging their EVs.