14th March 2022, Mumbai: Magenta, India’s fastest growing Charge Point Operator (CPO), ties up with Xavier Institutes (part of the Jesuit Educational Network) to install EV charging stations at their multiple educational campuses. This initiative has been started off with the first EV charger installation at Mumbai’s Xavier’s Institute of Engineering Campus at Mahim.
The charging station is inaugurated under the auspicious hands of Dr. HariBalaji N. IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police. It is the first Electric Charging station in any educational institution in Mumbai. The EV charging station will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These chargers will be controlled via the ChargeGrid App, which features online remote monitoring and an automated payment mechanism.
The Charging station is a combination of AC and DC Chargers (30kW DC Fast Charger + 7.4kW AC), which shall support 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers and 4-wheelers. With this Magenta, will be installing EV chargers across Xavier’s network of educational institutes in India which pervades 83 University colleges, 7 major Institutes of Business Management, 22 Technical Institutes, 11 Research Institutes, over 92 High Schools and 15 Specialized Institutions.
Speaking on the occasion Bishop Barthel Barretto, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Bombay, stated “The earth is our common home and we all need to jointly protect and renew it. Every such attempt needs to start from a child’s formative years. I am glad that Xavier Institutes has taken that first step to inculcate clean mobility for its students and also for society at large. We will soon see such EV charging stations across Xavier’s network of institutes.”
Mr. Maxson Lewis, CEO & Founder of Magenta, commented on the announcement, saying, “Colleges and institutions are leading the way when it comes to promoting low and zero-emission vehicles. We are pleased to see the support of the esteemed Xavier’s Institute of Engineering to install an EV charging station. This reflects the Institute’s dedication to sustainability and exhibits its foresight. We hope that this encourages healthy competition among campuses to be the greenest in the world.”
Magenta EV Charging points are presently available in almost 34 cities and on many State and National roads under various business models and market niches, beginning with installing the first chargers in Mumbai. Magenta intends to build a network of 4800 charging stations around the country to convert entire roadway segments into e-highways. This move will support the government initiative of setting up 400,000 charging stations to meet the requirement for two million Electric Vehicles (EV) that could potentially ply on its roads by 2026.
Some of the recent developments at Magenta include installing Public EV Charging station in collaboration with Central Railways alongside Parel, Dadar and Byculla Railway Stations. Recently, Magenta installed the Residential chargers for the Government of Delhi under the ‘Single window clearance program.