Nupur Recyclers enters EV space; to install 200 chargers, battery swapping units

Nupur Recyclers enters EV space; to install 200 chargers, battery swapping units
29 Nov, 2021

Nupur Recyclers announced to set up 200 electric vehicle charging points and several battery swapping stations in Delhi-NCR in association with EVI Technologies by the end of this financial year, an official statement said on Monday. 

Rajesh Gupta, founder, Nupur Recyclers said, “At Nupur Recyclers, our vision has been to help conserve natural resources and protect natural ecosystems. With these two initiatives, we aim to fast-track this transition and enable the entire ecosystem with reliable and trusted charging infrastructure. For us, this is just the beginning as we embark on a journey to encourage environmental sustainability through a variety of initiatives.” 

The company is planning to set up 3,000 such facilities in other metro cities in the next couple of years, a source said.

The company will offer a battery exchange facility for Electric 2 Wheelers and Electric 3 Wheelers or E-Rickshaw’s and Charging facilities for Electric 4 Wheelers. It is also available to all players who adopt the connector standard 2000 AC/DC charging stations (Mix of 3 Socket, 1 Socket, Type2), the statement further read. 

Nupur Recyclers has made this announcement at a time when many other brands have already forayed into the EV sector. 

On 27 November, Bounce, a smart mobility solution, announced a partnership with Park+ -- a Super App for car users, to set up over 3,500 battery swapping stations across 10 cities in the country.   

Earlier on July 16, Tata Power signed an agreement with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) to provide end-to-end EV charging stations at HPCL’s retail outlets (petrol pumps) in multiple cities and major highways across the country.

According to data by the Ministry of Heavy Industries, a total of 5,17,322 electric vehicles including e-buses, e-four-wheelers, e-three-wheelers and e-two-wheelers got registered under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric vehicle (FAME) scheme in three years till 9 August. FAME is a central government’s scheme that was launched in 2015 to promote the adoption of electric or hybrid vehicles in the country. 

Currently, the second phase of FAME is being implemented. 

The FAME had earmarked Rs. 1,000 crore as subsidies for charging points out of its total budgetary outlay of Rs 10,000 crore, according to another data by the ministry.  

Post the policy amendments, many leading players made big announcements for charging stations including Tata Power, HPCL and Bounce.