REIL plans over 4,000 charging stations in India

REIL plans over 4,000 charging stations in India

Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) has appointed Okaya Power to supply, install and commission 4,244 multi-standard charging stations (CCS, CHAdeMO, Type-2 and Bharat) for electric vehicles across India.

Last year, REIL had already commissioned Okaya to build 200 charging stations, which were built in all major metropolitan areas and along the highways - a vanishingly small number given the size of the country and its metropolitan areas. The follow-up order is now intended to significantly expand this network. The client REIL is a joint venture of the Indian government and the government of the state of Rajasthan.

"REIL and Okaya are continuously working towards improving the charging infrastructure in our country and we have established ourselves as a trusted partner with several reputed organizations," said Anshul Gupta, Director, Okaya Power. In November, the company had also bagged a major order from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), funded by the World Bank, for 1,020 multi-standard charging stations across India. In addition to international charging standards, the pillars also have a Bharat connector - the Bharat DC-001 is equivalent to an IEC 60309 industrial socket.

The current contract is funded by the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI), the ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises. Okaya is an Indian industrial conglomerate and is one of the country's largest battery producers (lithium-ion and lead-acid). In addition, Okaya also manufactures the charging columns themselves.saurenergy.com, moneycontrol.com