Hyundai Motor India has become the first OEM in India to install DC ultra-fast charging stations on major highways. HMIL has installed the first two ultra-fast public charging stations on the Hyderabad-Vijayawada (Narketpalle) and Delhi-Chandigarh (Kurukshetra) highways. The manufacturer aims to have 10 ultra-fast public charging stations in place by the first half of 2023, and will continue to expand to other cities and highways.
The major highways that Hyundai is considering are Hyderabad-Vijayawada, Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Jaipur, Mumbai-Pune and Bengaluru-Chennai. The major cities that will be part of the project will be Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Charging stations will be manned and open to all EV owners.
Each fast-charging station will include a DC 150kW ultra-fast charger and a DC 60kW high-speed charger. All charging stations are managed and operated by Hyundai Motor India Ltd in partnership with charging point operator ‘ChargeZone’.
Hyundai currently has two EVs in the Indian market. There’s the Ioniq 5 and the Kona Electric. When using DC fast charging, the Ioniq 5 will be able to charge from 10% to 80% in just 21 minutes.
Commenting on the installation of EV fast charging stations, Jae Wan Ryu, Executive Director, Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor India Ltd said, “We are delighted to take another step in the direction of strengthening the Indian government’s resolve to electrify, which is about to enrich and enhance EV adopters e-mobility lifestyle. Hyundai Motor India Ltd. has been striving to enhance customer convenience by installing ultra-fast EV charging stations on highways and strategic public places in cities. Recently launched the world-renowned all-electric SUV Hyundai IONIQ 5 and HMI’s commitment to expand its EV portfolio by 2028, we will advance our initiative to build a sustainable ecosystem for India’s transition to EVs and continue to empower our customers ‘Beyond Mobility’.’
First published date: Jan 31, 2023 at 14:45pm CST