German luxury car manufacturer Audi on Thursday inaugurated an ultra-fast charging station, conceptualised and developed in collaboration with ChargeZone, in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai.
This marks a significant step forward in the country’s electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure development.
Claiming to be India’s first ultra-fast charging station, it has a total capacity of 450 KW, which delivers 360 KW of power to an electric vehicle, Audi India said in a statement.
Currently, Audi India has the luxury EV portfolio with six electric cars — Q8 50 e-tron, Q8 55 e-tron, Q8 Sportback 50, etc.
Benefits of the ultra-fast charging station:
- Reduced charging time: This station can significantly reduce the time it takes to charge an EV, making it more convenient and practical for owners.
- Boosted EV adoption: By addressing range anxiety, a major concern for potential EV buyers, this station is expected to encourage more people to consider EVs.
- Improved air quality: Increased EV adoption will lead to lower emissions and cleaner air in Mumbai.
Overall, the launch of this ultra-fast charging station is a positive development for India’s EV ecosystem. It demonstrates the commitment of both Audi and ChargeZone to supporting the growth of the EV market in India.
In addition to it, it will help in achieving commitments made under UNFCCC COP 28 Dubai Conference goal of tripling renewable energy and doubling energy efficiency and reducing use of fossil fuels.