Mumbai Gets its First Solar Powered EV Charging Station by ATUM

Highlights :

  • The ATUM Charge comes with 16 universal charging units and the units will collectively generate about 24 kWh every day.
  • AUTM claims to have already installed 250 charging stations in India. Mumbai is the latest addition to the network of AUTM.

Mumbai – the economic hotspot of the country – has got its first electric vehicle charging station which is fully powered by solar power panels on the roof of the superstructure. The announcement has come from ATUM which is setting up the charging station – ‘ATUM Charge.’ ATUM belongs to Visaka Industries which provides EV charging solutions. AUTM says that the company has expertise in making 100% solar-powered EV charging stations that are self-sustaining in nature. AUTM claims to have already installed 250 charging stations in India. Mumbai is the latest addition to the network of AUTM.

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As per ATUM, the electric vehicle charging station has a 5.2KW ATUM Solar Roof. AUTM says that it is an electricity-generating solar roof which is patented by AUTM in countries like India, South Africa and the United States of America. AUTM also calls it the first electricity-generating solar roof in the world.

ATUM has established its solar EV charging station in Malad suburban area in North Mumbai. The ATUM Charge comes with 16 universal charging units. The units will collectively generate about 24 kWh every day and 8,760 kWh annually.

Vamsi Gaddam, Joint Managing Director, ATUM, said, “We are pleased to announce that, with the assistance of our specialists and R&D team, we have added a new chapter to our quest for sustainability in Mumbai, ushering in a new era of green revolution. We need to be environmentally conscious now more than ever, and opening our new charging station in Mumbai, where people are already very aware and motivated about climate issues, is an excellent first step toward our ultimate goal of a greener, healthier India.”

The official statement of ATUM held that when rising EV adoption is putting pressure on the power grids of the country, ATUM Charge enables the entire electric vehicle charging proposition to transition to 100 per cent solar, and since the process is decentralised, it is less draining on the grid.

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