EXICOM leads charger utilisation growth from 3% in cities to 30% on highways with TECH-Trial Run on Yamuna Expressway with National Highway for Electric Vehicle program
EV charging infra is being seen as a mixed utility of ‘Power’ and ‘Mobility’ now! Where business is primarily evaluated by investors, on the basis of its utilization. Lessons learned from the reason of failures behind many city charging infrastructures has low utilization. It turn-down investors on their further network expansion plans; and common factor to blame is low EV adoption behind it. It also gives birth to speculations that market is not ready to utilize high cost EV charging infra. National Highway for Electric Vehicle’s TECH-Trial Run results on Yamuna Expressway has put full stop on many such speculations with its litmus test results of upsurge in utilization.
30 Days TECH-Trial Run for India’s 1st E-Highway was conducted between 25th Nov, 2020 to 25th Dec, 2020 which started with EV assembly at India Gate, having dignitaries General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Ministry of Steel, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for MSME, Govt. of India and Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament, New Delhi; and reached Agra via Yamuna Expressway with EVs.
EXICOM participated this TTR to deliver its most critical promises of ‘Minimal Downtime’ for EVs on stations and ‘Maximum Utilization’ of Charging infra for investors. EXICOM chargers turned out to be capable in delivering wishes as desired by EV users and operators in NHEV initial survey; to full charge an electric vehicle within 60 mins on an affordable cost. Half a dozen of NHEV onboard suppliers and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) manufacturer, who could not participate in Agra TTR are set to attempt breaking EXICOM’s Yamuna Expressway record on Delhi–Jaipur TTR next month starting from 27th Feb 2021.