- The company plans to install one lakh charging stations in 2020
- The installations will begin from March
Bengaluru based EV Startup FAE Bikes has launched Kirana Charzer, a low-cost EV charging station. The company claims that this costs Rs 10,000 and it is focused on enabling small shops and individuals to install their own charging stations and earn additional income.
As per the company, Kirana Charzer is a compact, zero-maintenance, and IoT enabled charging station. It claimed that it is by far India’s cheapest charging station and it will allow the owner to earn 100 per cent revenue from EV charging.
One lakh charging stations in 2020
Sameer Ranjan Jaiswal, one of the founders of FAE Bikes said, “We have been in the EV domain and realized that EVs cannot become mainstream until charging infrastructure is present. There is an urgent need for millions of charging stations in India. We want to do our part in growing the ecosystem and plan to install one lakh charging stations in 2020. In the pilot stage, we have received orders for 470 charging stations. We have also partnered with EV manufacturers Hero Electric and Jitendra EV Tech and will provide free subscription for their users in Charzer app for 60 days.”
This startup was founded by Dheeraj Reddy, Sameer Ranjan Jaiswal, and Yugraj Shukla. The company has been funded and supported by the government of Karnataka. As per the company, EV users will be able to locate these charging stations, reserve, pay and operate from the Charzer app.
Dheeraj Reddy informed that the installations will begin from March . The first installation will happen at Jaideep Motors in Electronic City Bangalore.