Magenta, an Indian charge point operator (CPO), has launched six EV charging stations in Bengaluru, with locations including BTM Layout, Kudlu, Jigani, Vijaya Bank Layout, Yeshwantpura, and Mahadevapura. The EV charging hub, which has over 150 charge points, is connected to the Magenta ChargeGrid smart app (available on IOS and Android), which allows EV owners to monitor real-time EV charging station availability and book slots, as well as fleet operators to pay for EV charging online.
The Magenta EV Charging Hubs will manage vehicle charging and maintenance and will have a control panel that allows fleet operators to monitor and manage charging status, charging schedules, and vehicle servicing schedules. The EV Charging Hubs were designed with fleet drivers and operators in mind, with on-the-go charging available 24 hours a day, overnight secure parking, vehicle maintenance and service while vehicles are being charged, and driver restrooms. Additionally, the hubs are equipped with an energy backup system to enable full charging for these fleets in the event of a power outage.
By the end of 2021, Magenta ChargeGrid wants to add nine more EV charging centres in Bengaluru. For 3rd Party Last Mile Logistics, the company has partnered with a number of logistics and e-commerce companies, including Amazon India, Porter, Udaan, BigBasket, JumboTail, and others. In October 2021, Magenta signed a memorandum of understanding with the power discoms BSES Rajdhani Power Limited and BSES Yamuna Power Limited. This partnership aims to deploy innovative EV charging solutions in Delhi that will be customised to meet the needs of various consumer segments. Through this collaboration, both organisations plan to tackle current and future issues in the adoption of EV charging solutions. Further, challenges like low utilisation of EV charging stations and the impact of increasing EV penetration on the grid can be assessed and mitigated through the efforts of these companies.