Magenta & HPCL Install First set of Street Lamp Integrated EV Chargers

The “ChargeGrid Flare” street lamp integrated EV chargers, an initiative by HPCL and Magenta, has opened at HPCL outlets in Mumbai and Delhi.

The “ChargeGrid Flare” street lamp integrated EV chargers, a unique initiative by HPCL and Magenta, is all set to open at HPCL Bandra Kurla Complex outlet in Mumbai and Nitimarg T&E outlet in Delhi. The facility was inaugurated by  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited along with Magenta on March 4, 2021. This class of electric vehicle (EV) charging points are first in India, to incorporate within energy-efficient street lamp columns, which will encourage EV adoption for flexible and low-cost charging solutions.

Street Lamp EV Chargers

The ChargeGrid Flare is smartly built, inclusive of a power-saving efficient LED lamp, robust street light pole and EV Supply Equipment made for Indian climatic conditions enabling online and remote monitoring of the chargers. It has an automated payment gateway through the ChargeGrid App, thereby eliminating the need of having a station marshal to monitor, maintain & operate the chargers at the location.

Rajnish Mehta, Executive Director – HPCL said, “we are proud of our startup Magenta Power to design this unique charger solution tailor-made for Indian cities. As India moves towards the adoption of sustainable practices, we will continue to provide support to Magenta to develop the best sustainable energy solutions and look forward to quickly add more cities to this exciting transformation.”

The new EV charger is an ideal solution for installation into both new and existing car parking, street/corporate parking environments, and at retail outlets. This technology will enable cities to deploy curb-side vehicle charging infrastructure rapidly, and less street clutter than other approaches. Designed exclusively to offer an energy-efficient streetlight combined with an EV charging point, it is, the two firms claim, a one-of-a-kind product, which offers integrated EV charging facilities from within a durable, traditional-looking, streetlight.

Maxson Lewis, MD of Magenta said, “we are happy to announce the installation of our first ChargeGrid Flare product at HPCL fuel stations at Mumbai and Delhi. The product was supposed to roll out in April 2020, along with multiple pilot projects to be commencing immediately post the launch. However, due to the Covid-19 impact, we decided to delay the installations and now we are happy that 2021 starts off on a high note with this first installation now at the HPCL centres. 

“We aim at deploying 1000 ChargeGrid Flare across pan India in this year and are in touch with OEM’s and Fuel Stations for the same,” he added.

Magenta aims at installing more than 1000 ChargeGrid Flare pan India by the end of 2021. Recently they announced the launch of the New Business Associate Program to set-Up low-cost EV charging stations in India.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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