Charge point operators collaborate with Xavier Institute to set up charging stations on multiple campuses
Magenta, a fast-growing charge point operator (CPO), has partnered with Xavier Institutes (part of the Jesuit Educational Network) to install EV charging stations in multiple of their campuses. The initiative started with the installation of the first EV charger at the Xavier’s Institute of Engineering campus in Mahim, Mumbai. Deputy Commissioner of Police Dr. Haribalaji N. The charging station was inaugurated with the blessings of IPS. It is the first electric charging station in any educational institution in Mumbai. The EV charging station will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These chargers will be controlled via the ChargeGrid app, which includes online remote monitoring and an automated payment system.
The charging station is a combination of AC and DC chargers (30kW DC fast charger + 7.4kW AC), which will support 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler. With the help of this Magento, EV Chargers will be installed across Xavier’s network of educational institutions in India, covering 83 university colleges, 7 large business management institutes, 22 technical institutes, 11 research institutes, 92 high schools and 15 specialized institutes.
Magenta EV charging points are now available in about 34 cities and many state and national highways under different business models and markets, with the first charger being installed in Mumbai. Magenta wants to build a network of 4,800 charging stations across the country to convert entire road sections into e-highways. The move would support the government’s initiative to set up 400,000 charging stations to meet the needs of two million electric vehicles (EVs) that could potentially run on its roads by 2026.
Recent developments in Magenta include the establishment of Parel, Dadar and Byculla railway stations, as well as public EV charging stations in collaboration with the Central Railway. Recently, Magenta has installed residential chargers for the Delhi government under the ‘Single Window Clearance Program’.