MG Motor India has announced its partnership with eChargeBays, a Delhi-based startup, to assist its customers in setting up infrastructure at their homes for charging their electric vehicles.
According to the company statement, MG Motor will send experts to identify the best way in which MG ZS EV buyers can install an EV charger at home.
“Currently, our EV manufacturers do not provide solutions. So, with this partnership between MG Motor and eChargeBays, we can now provide the solutions right from the electrician to the installation and demonstration of EV chargers”, a company spokesperson told Mercom.
The move comes ahead of the MG ZS EV launch expected by the end of 2019.
Though he did not divulge the number of MG ZS EV that will be launched this year, he mentioned that ten fast-charging stations would be set up in five cities of New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
“We will be installing two fast-charging stations in each of these cities. It will take 45 minutes to charge 80% of the EV battery. Apart from this, we’ll also be setting up slow-charging stations for the benefit of the buyers,” he added.
Founded in the U.K. in 1924, Morris Garages (MG) vehicles were known for their sports cars, roadsters, and cabriolet series. MG ZS has already secured 2,000 orders within two months of its U.K. launch.
According to Rajesh Singh, the CEO of eChargeBays, “Most prospective EV buyers are hesitant on account of the limited charging infrastructure available. We aim to provide Indian car owners with a robust and safe one-stop solution for their home charging-related needs using our home charge solution. Apart from this, eChargeBays will also launch a series of service solutions in the charging infrastructure space, which would aim at providing a seamless EV charging experience to EV customers.”
MG’s partnership with eChargeBays is the latest in a series of alliances with EV charging players aimed at creating a robust charging infrastructure in the country.
Just a few days ago, Mercom reported that the Noida Metro Rail Corporation floated a tender to set up charging stations for electric vehicles along the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Corridor.
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Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.