This Vadodara-based startup is building charging infrastructures for electric vehicles

Founded in 2018, CHARGE+ZONE is building a network of electric vehicle charging points to strengthen the charging infrastructure in India.

In an increasingly aware world, combined efforts are being taken to shift to electric vehicles. And one in every of the vital necessities during this transition is that the presence of right infrastructure.

Towards this, Vadodara-based CHARGE+ZONE is making certain the availability and accessibility of a network of charging points for electric vehicles.

Founded in 2018 by Kartikey Hariyani, Pavan Bakeri, Kinnari Hariyani, and Ravindra Mohan, CHARGE+ZONE is building a network of electrical vehicle charging points to strengthen the charging infrastructure in India.

Kartikey explains that his entrepreneurial journey started back in 2010 with TecSo Project Ltd, that focuses on energy and solar PV plants. Realising the chance within the electric vehicle segment, CHARGE+ZONE came into existence as a natural extension.

“At CHARGE+ZONE, we’ve got a straightforward vision to create India’s largest electric vehicle charging station network. this is often our motive behind launching this startup,” he says.

Building the infrastructure

per Kartikey, who is also the CEO of the company, the startup aims to build a network of unmanned charging stations and bring in automation in the entire process.

“These charging stations are totally different from gas stations or gas pumps, wherever the norm is to possess attendants to assist users. an ev charging station, on the opposite hand, is extremely different, and goes to be unmanned,” he adds. The startup presently operates over 210 quick DC charging stations across many cities as well as Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Lucknow, Patna, Nasik, and Ahmedabad among others. It services concerning 2000 electric vehicles on a daily basis through its network, and delivers 30K units of electricity each day, claims the company. C

HARGE+ZONE users can apply its mobile application (available on each android and IoS) to search out the closest charging station, book slots for his or her vehicles, and build payments online.

It additionally offers a SaaS-based end-to-end resolution named Charge+Cloud for managing and operative fast-charging stations and battery swapping stations. It works with e-mobility players and cab aggregators to produce charging stations and also the SaaS solution to manage the network. The services touch giant vehicles too.

In Dec 2019, the startup launched a fast-charging network for electric buses, and during a fascinating trend, over 125 Ashok Leyland electric buses are using seven fast-charging hubs managed by CHARGE+ZONE for intra-city public transportation across Ahmedabad, Patna, and Chandigarh.

Speaking about starting up from Vadodara, Kartikey explains that town is home to many engineering colleges, serving to CHARGE+ZONE get access to the desired talent pool. CHARGE+ZONE presently includes a team size of 45.

On promoting, he says the startup reaches intent on users via B2B marketing strategies. it’s additionally performing on creating a network of dealers and franchisees across India.