ACME launches India’s first electric vehicle charging station


    New Delhi: Solar power developer ACME Group today said the company has launched India’s first battery swapping and charging station for electric vehicles.

    The company said it has provided battery swapping and charging stations ‘EcoCharge’ to taxi aggregator Ola for their pilot project at Nagpur in which 200 vehicles including bus, auto and car— all running on electricity was launched in the first stage on May 26, 2017.

    The project was flagged off by road and transport minister Nitin Gadkari last week in which Ola has invested more than Rs 50 crore in electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, starting with 50 plus charging points across four strategic locations in Nagpur.

    ACME said with this project, it plans to replicate similar swapping and charging infrastructure in other cities of India to facilitate adoption of electric mobility.

    “I see a future of energy storage along-with solar to provide 24×7 power and oil-free transportation. This should help India to solve many problems like reducing pollution, reducing oil import and will enable many industries to come up and increase employment,” said Manoj Kumar Upadhyay, Founder and Chairman, ACME Group.

    ACME said it offers lithium batteries with its in-house developed intelligent BMS technology for electric mobility and stationary applications ranging from kilo watt hour to mega watt hour.

    ACME has a lithium battery manufacturing facility at Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.