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Old 3rd July 2019, 10:20   #1
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Default MG India ties up with Fortum Energy to set up EV fast charging stations

MG motors is setting up with fast charging stations (50 KW) in partnership with Finland based clean energy major Fortum. Fortum will install 50 KW fast chargers at MG dealerships in 5 major cities, NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad, by September. The charging stations will adhere to CCS and Chademo charging standards.

https://www.livemint.com/auto-news/m...070425079.html

This is great initiative by MG motors. Ather energy has been setting up public charging points in the cities that they are starting sales. Now, MG is doing the same before starting sales of their electric car eZS. Traditional companies have been complaining about lack of charging infrastructure for the last 2-3 years but not doing anything to rectify the issue by themselves.

EVs will create much higher brand image and publicity than any of their traditional vehicles could create for MG. EVs will provide great chance for Chinese companies to enter India and also bring much needed competition for Indian market.
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Old 3rd July 2019, 16:03   #2
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If they get it right, they will get a massive first mover advantage. Offering 300-400 km on single charge might just be the game changer that this segment needs. For most people it will mean that they only need to charge their car either weekly or once in two weeks. Coupled with the govt plan to offer EV charging stations at petrol pumps, they might just be able to provide the filip the industry is looking for.
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Default Re: MG India ties up with Fortum Energy to set up EV fast charging stations

Thanks for sharing, sri_tesla! Moving your post about the fast chargers to a new thread .
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Default Re: MG India ties up with Fortum Energy to set up EV fast charging stations

MG is certainly doing all the right moves! Currently the whole EV scenario has kind of a chicken or egg situation with respect to good EVs and charging infrastructure. Through this approach, potential customers can be assured of the charging infrastructure before they buy the EV.

The article mentions CCS and Chademo charging standards. How many standards are there currently and is there any collective push from the automotive industry to standardise any one technology?
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The article mentions CCS and Chademo charging standards. How many standards are there currently and is there any collective push from the automotive industry to standardise any one technology?
There are mainly 2 major fast charging standards (CCS and Chademo). Tesla Superchargers are proprietary standard. China follows their own fast charging standard. Below image shows different cars with charging standards (It's a bit old image from 2017).
MG India ties up with Fortum Energy to set up EV fast charging stations-abbsdcchargingprotocolroadmap.png

We can safely ignore Chinese standards as those most likely won't be adapted in the rest of the world. Coming to Tesla, they are providing CCS adapters in Europe as CCS is quickly becoming very popular in Europe.

That leaves 2 major standards to be adapted by car makers, namely CCS and Chademo. To get the history behind these 2 standards and current status of the networks including charging speeds, go through below article. Almost all companies except Nissan are moving choosing CCS as standard over Chademo.
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/22...-drop-chademo/
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CCS is the way to go. Fortum is a major player in Europe and I'm surprised they are going for 50 kW instead of a minimum of 175 kW. But I think it makes sense in the showrooms. Its good that Fortum is coming to India; I'm hopeful of them installing their faster CCS chargers soon after.
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