Fortum commissions 50 points public EV-charging hub in Bengaluru

Fortum Charge & Drive India has commissioned a public electric vehicle (EV) charging hub with 50 charging points at the Forum Neighbourhood Mall in Bengaluru, in line with its objective of making electric vehicle charging accessible to all EV users to enable mass adoption of EV in India. The charging station will be compatible with all types of EVs including 3 W and 2 W charging stations. The facility features ten 60 kW CCS charging points, four (15 kW) DC001 charging stations, and thirty-six 7.4 kW Type-2 AC charging points, allowing for the charging of 50 automobiles at once. A user of an EV can use the Fortum Charge & Drive India mobile app to locate EV charging stations and pay for them digitally. The app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Fortum supports a network of more than 6,000 smart charging points in Nordic countries, with over 30 per cent are DC quick chargers, as well as providing access to over 200,000 charging points through our in-house aggregator model under the brand “Plugsurfing.” Fortum has installed 188 public charging points across 8 states and 13 cities. The Fortum Charging network comprises Type-2 AC Chargers, 15/20/30 KW DC001 chargers, and 50/60 KW CCS/CHAdeMO chargers for EVs such as the Mahindra eVerito/Tata Tigor, Mercedes EQC, BMW i3, Audi e-Tron, Hyundai Kona, MG ZS, Tata Nexon, and others.

In February 2022, Fortum teamed up with BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) to develop India’s first load balancing pilot project. The prototype project would be focused on providing intelligent load allocation between chargers and EVs.