ARAI developing fast chargers for electric vehicles

The ARAI-developed fast charger is expected to be rolled out by December 2022.

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) is developing fast chargers for electric vehicles.

Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Heavy Industries, has stated that ARAI has been directed to develop chargers that will reduce the time required to charge EV batteries. He also confirmed that a prototype has been developed and the product is expected to be ready by December 2022.

While details of the new fast charger developed by ARAI are not known, the minister stated that research is still underway to determine the specific charging time of electric 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers and 4-wheelers.

The ARAI-developed EV fast chargers could be installed at 22,000 petrol pumps across India. The charging stations would be set up at 25 km intervals on highways and within a radius of 3 km in cities.

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