Hyundai to install HPC infrastructure in India
Hyundai Motor India has announced the installation of 10 fast-charging locations across key highways and cities in India by the middle of this year. Each fast charging location will comprise one DC 150 kW ultra-fast charger and one DC 60 kW high-speed charger.
The launch of charging infrastructure in India coincides with the launch of Hyundai’s subsidiary Ioniq launching their Ioniq 5 in India, which can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in about 21 minutes on the HPC stations, according to the manufacturer. The first two Hyundai-branded fast charging locations have already been opened to the public on February 1st. All the charging stations are to be managed and operated by Hyundai Motor India in partnership with charge point operator ChargeZone.
When Hyundai speaks of key highways, the South Korean company has identified the following stretches to install charging infrastructure: Hyderabad- Vijayawada, Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Jaipur, Mumbai-Pune and Bengaluru-Chennai. A list of key cities was also compiled with Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
“Hyundai Motor India Ltd. has been persistent in its efforts to enhance customer convenience by installing Ultra-Fast EV Charging Stations at strategic public locations across highways and cities. With the recent launch of the globally acclaimed, the all-electric SUV Hyundai IONIQ 5 and HMI’s commitment to expanding its EV portfolio by 2028, we will catalyze our initiative of building a sustainable ecosystem for India’s transition towards electric mobility, and continue taking our customers ‘Beyond Mobility'”, said Jae Wan Ryu, Executive Director – Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor India.
Hyundai is not the only manufacturer interested in India’s electric vehicle market, as Citroen recently presented a vehicle for the Indian market. In terms of charging infrastructure, Tata Powers planned 25,000-strong charger network is certainly larger, however, will launch with a lower charging capacity. Mahindra also bears mentioning at this point, as the Indian automobile giant is also ramping up electric vehicle production capacities, which will likely strongly affect the South-East Asian nations traffic over the next years.