EVRE has partnered with Hiranandani to electrify the entire Hiranandani Estate and properties in Thane for supporting EVs. EVRE claims to be the country's leading integrated charging infrastructure company that follows EAAS (Energy-as-a-Service) model, offering public charging infrastructure on a pay-per-use model in eight cities. The Hiranandani Estate condominium-style township near Mumbai boasts of about 500 buildings including residences and malls.
EVRE will install moderate AC and DC Fast charging points for both four-wheelers and two-wheelers, with about ten operational charging points by the end of July. All the charging points at the township will be integrated with the BLU Apps operated by Hiranandani for residents of the township, making the status of the charging infrastructure readily available to them.
Chandresh Sethia, Co-Founder at EVRE said, "To counter vehicular pollution, the largest contributor to air pollution in the country, we must accelerate the deployment of EVs across spectrum. And, the adoption of sustainable mobility is dependent upon the backbone of EV ecosystem – Charging Infrastructure. Through our partnership with Hiranandani, we aim to electrify the country's largest EV charging-enabled township. We hope that this first-of-its-kind model infrastructure will serve as an example to emulate and showcase the scale of technological development within the country on the EV charging space".The long-term partnership will include setting-up of residential public EV charging infrastructure that will be owned, operated and maintained by EVRE. This unique partnership benefits the realtor with the proposition of a zero-capex model, where EVRE will conceptualise, plan, implement and maintain the charging infrastructure for its realty partner to benefit their residents and visitors.
The tariff for charging is a meagre Rs. 12/ KWh (Kilowatt per hour) inclusive of taxes, which is lesser than the tariff of genset-generated back-up power in most of the parts across the country. The tariff for access to fast charging has been fixed at Rs 16/ KWh.