According to Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey, the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) has revealed that it is working on building fast chargers for electric vehicles in India.
It has already produced a prototype product, which is projected to be completed by October 2022, according to a press conference held on the sidelines of the Ministry of Heavy Industries ‘Round Table To Promote Electric Mobility’ event. By December 2022, the government hopes to have the EV charging stations installed. Fast-charging options are the most important for electric vehicle adoption in India.
The current benchmark for a “fast charger” is one that can provide 50kW of DC charging, while some developed countries are now striving for 150kW. The Ministry of Heavy Industries plans to put electric vehicle chargers at 22,000 of India’s 70,000 petrol pumps.
The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) recently developed an electric vehicle charger to help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in India. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure, according to the ARAI, is critical for the growth of electric vehicles because chargers are imported, and the organization will focus on building these chargers at a low cost.
Bharat Electronics Limited and ARAI have concluded an MoU for EV chargers. The ARAI will supply the entire know-how of the charges, while Bharat Electronics would produce them, according to the agreement. These chargers will cost between Rs 50,000 and Rs 60,000. Vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and cylinder testing centers require dedicated space, which ARAI is creating in Takwe.