Homegrown IoT based charging station provider Kazam has joined hands with ADDA Discover for Association platform (app for apartment residents) to deploy charging stations in over 1,000 residential societies across the country. The strategic empanelment falls in line with the company’s medium-term plans to set up 1 lakh charging stations in the country by 2023.
Akshay Shekhar, Co-founder of Kazam, said, “This association will allow us to make smart and affordable charging solutions easily accessible to help India overcome its charging infrastructure challenges.
In the last few months, Kazam has set up more than 200 charging stations in over 11 states and collaborated with over 100 enterprises. It was also recently empanelled in BAF (Bangalore Apartments Federation) for deploying charging stations across Bangalore. Purva Venezia, Shobha Dream Acres, Mahaveer Riviera, and Purva Sunflower are just a few residential societies where the platform has installed charging stations, an official statement said.
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. At present, the second phase of FAME is being implemented.
The FAME had earmarked Rs 1,000 crore as subsidies for the development and installation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles out of its total budgetary outlay of Rs 10,000 crore under the phase-II of FAME India Scheme, according to another data by the ministry.
This was further reconfirmed by the central government on 10 December that the aforementioned amount has been allocated for charging points.