- Kazam joins forces with BSES to install electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi
- The three-year-long empanelment will provide up to 100% (up to 6000 per charging point) subsidy for the cost of slow chargers for the first 30,000 charging stations
Delhi, October, 26, 2021: In a major development, Kazam, India’s first intelligent IoT-enabled charging station startup, has joined hands with BSES in a first-of-its-kind tender for an EV charging station network. This announcement is in line with Kazam’s commitment to provide smart and affordable charging solutions to help India overcome its charging infrastructure challenges.
In the past few months, the platform has installed 600+ charging stations in 11+ states and is working with over 100 businesses, with these numbers continuing to rise every day. Kazam’s appointment by Delhi DISCOMs, namely BSES Rajdhani, BSES Yamuna, and Tata Power DDL, for the installation of subsidized electric vehicle charging stations will be for three years through a tender that was released in July 2021. For the first 30,000 charging stations, GNCTD ( Government of NCTD ) would provide a subsidy of up to 100% of the cost of the slow chargers and up to INR 6000 per charging point. The subsidy will be given to the first 30,000 charging stations sold under this scheme. It will be applicable to semi-public locations such as malls, workplaces, hospitals, and shops, as well as private property owners such as bungalows and apartments.
Speaking on the association, Akshay Shekhar, co-founder of Kazam, said, “Kazam is on a quest to develop an ecosystem for electric vehicle charging networks using cutting-edge hardware and software solutions such as its Charging management software, the Kazam Load Management System, the Kazam Charging App, etc. Through this, we are striving to democratize the infrastructure so that anyone, including the hosts–apartments, offices, commercial spaces, kirana stores & individual houses could become the fuel pumps of the future. We are elated to have been chosen by the BSES, and this association will allow us to realize our goal of making electric mobility accessible to all.”
The Government of NCT of Delhi launched the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy on August 7, 2020, in an effort to make rapid progress toward sustainable development by encouraging the use of electric vehicles in the city and making Delhi the EV Capital of India. The primary goal of this policy is to provide private charging facilities in semi-public sites such as commercial buildings, institutional buildings, and workplaces, as well as private property sites such as bungalows and apartments with no access to members of the public throughout Delhi. GNCTD hoped to achieve this by implementing a private charging infrastructure at various sites across Delhi.
To revolutionize the EV charging infrastructure, Kazam, the ‘Made in India’ charging station platform, plans to set up 1 lakh charging stations by 2023.
Kazam is building an ecosystem for electric vehicles with its Hardware solutions (Kazam 3.3 and mini) and Software solutions (Charging management system, Load management software, Interoperable APIs, Kazam protocols). Through this, we are working on democratizing the infrastructure to anyone (Hosts – apartments, offices, commercial spaces, Kirana stores & Individual houses) to become the fueling pumps of the future.
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