Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Evnnovator And CHARGE+Zone Partners With Mercedes-Benz India To Deliver An Industry-First EV Charging Solutions

* 500 charging points across India now available for all EV users

Evnnovator and CHARGE+ZONE, two of the fastest-growing eMSP and Charge Point Operating entities in India, have collaborated with country’s most aspirational luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz; to deliver an industry-first vertically integrated end-to-end charging solution. This charging solution is tailored specifically for Mercedes-Benz customers. Mercedes-Benz has the largest luxury OEM backed charging infrastructure in the country. 

Evnnovator's innovative eMSP platform offers FICH EV Charging App, empowering users to seamlessly locate, access, and pay for charging services offered by multiple Charge Point Operators (CPOs) through a single platform. On the other hand, CHARGE+ZONE operates Charge Cloud, a cloud-based Charging Management Software. It effectively integrates high-speed EV chargers from the Mercedes-Benz Franchise Network and establishes seamless connectivity with Evnnovator's eMSP platform.

Mercedes-Benz’s existing charging network is now seamlessly integrated with over 150 DC Fast Charging stations and 100+ Type 2 Chargers already operating on Evnnovator's eMSP platform. This integration results in a robust network of approximately 500 charging points accessible nationwide through the FICH app. 

As a part of their commitment towards sustainable mobility, Mercedes-Benz India has opened its Franchise Charging Network to other OEMs and provided them access to the charging infrastructure at Mercedes-Benz Franchise DC Charging stations across India.

“Mercedes-Benz is on its way to an electric future in India, and creating convenient charging solutions for customers, is key enabler for this seamless transition. We have collaborated with Evnnovator, onboarding the charging infrastructure of our Franchise Partners across India, on their FICH application. This state-of-the-art application, ensures seamless access to our pan-India fast charging solutions, driving customer convenience and peace of mind. We have opened our charging infrastructure to all EV users through this app.” Santosh Iyer, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India. 

In response to this significant milestone, Mr. Rai Nitin Chitransh, the Founder of Evnnovator, expressed his enthusiasm and vision, stating, "We are truly delighted to embark on this groundbreaking partnership with Mercedes-Benz India and CHARGE+ZONE. Our primary objective is to offer our valued customers a seamless and hassle-free EV charging experience. With the integration of our innovative eMSP platform and the user-friendly FICH app, we empower users to effortlessly access a diverse array of charging options, all consolidated within a unified and user-friendly interface. This means that whether our customers are seeking a charging point from various Charge Point Operators (CPOs) or navigating the complexities of the EV charging landscape, our platform simplifies the process, ensuring a convenient and efficient experience. We believe that this partnership represents the future of EV charging in India, one that prioritizes accessibility, convenience, and sustainability."

The FICH app is readily available for download on both the App Store and Play Store for Mercedes-Benz customers as well as other EV users. 

Mr. Kartikey Hariyani, the CEO of CHARGE+ZONE, emphasized the significance of this collaboration by stating, "The collaboration with Mercedes-Benz India and Evnnovator represents a major step forward in the evolution of EV charging infrastructure in India. Our shared objective is to provide a vertically integrated charging solution that not only meets the present needs but is also robust and scalable to accommodate the anticipated growth in EV adoption. By combining the strengths of Mercedes-Benz India's extensive Franchise DC Charging Network, Evnnovator's cutting-edge eMSP platform, and our Charge Cloud technology, we have laid the foundation for an advanced and sustainable EV charging ecosystem in India. We firmly believe that this partnership will not only meet the current demand but will also pave the way for the future expansion of the EV charging network, supporting India's transition towards a greener and more electrified future."

About Mercedes-Benz India 

Mercedes-Benz India pioneered the luxury car market in India. Set up in 2009, Mercedes-Benz India’s world-class production facility is spread over 100 acres in Chakan near Pune. Since June 2015, Mercedes-Benz India also commenced production from its newly expanded production facility located on the same premises. Mercedes-Benz India is part of Mercedes-Benz’s Global Production Network and plays an important role in the CKD/MVP production network in Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

At these locations, Mercedes-Benz produces vehicles in various extension levels for domestic markets. The production facility carries an investment of more than INR 2700 crores and has the largest installed production capacity for any luxury carmaker in India. Mercedes-Benz India also has the largest network spread amongst any luxury carmaker, with presence in 47 Indian cities with over 125 touchpoints. Through the exclusive AMG Performance Centres, the AMG performance sub-brand of Mercedes-Benz also boasts of a strong retail network presence in the country. Mercedes-Benz India boasts of the entire portfolio having the highest number of ‘connected cars’ in the luxury segment. Mercedes-Benz India has a robust product portfolio comprising the locally produced A-Class Facelift, new generation C-Class, E-Class Long Wheelbase, S-Class, and Mercedes Maybach S 580, along with the flagship electric vehicle - EQS 580. The ‘Made in India’ SUV range starts with the GLA, latest generation GLC, GLC Coupé, GLE, and GLS range of luxury SUVs. Mercedes-Benz also locally manufactures select AMG models in India, while its Completely Built imported cars portfolio (CBU) includes the GLB, G 400d, and the exciting AMG range from AMG A 45 S to the AMG GT 63 S E-Performance. Mercedes-Benz also pioneered the luxury EV segment in India and boasts of a strong portfolio, including the ‘Made in India’ EQS 580, AMG EQS 53, seven-seater EQB and the EQE 500 4MATIC SUV. 

Mercedes-Benz during the January-September period delivered 12,768 new cars, registering an 11% year-on-year growth. For 2023, Mercedes-Benz’s motto is ‘DESIRE for the Extraordinaire’. The company is committed to enhancing the desirability of products and services by introducing a host of customer-centric initiatives in 2023 and weaving extraordinaire elements across every facet of the customer journey.

About Evnnovator

Established in 2022, Evnnovator is committed to enable sustainable mobility and is driven by a group of strong believers. The company offers its eMobility services by aggregating Public & Captive Chargers, which are operated by individual Charging Point Operators or Charging Infrastructure providers. The aggregation of public chargers enables EV drivers to have access to larger charging networks via a single touchpoint and create avenues for the CPOs to boost the utilization for their charging stations. Evnnovator offers eMobility solutions in both B2C and B2B customer segments. To know more, please visit www.evnnovator.in


CHARGE+ZONE is a leading tech-driven EV Charging network company specializing in B2B and B2C charging services on both dedicated and opportunity-based charging using smart-grid networks. Based in India, with indigenous development of the technology of mobile-app and CMS with firmware/web-socket cloud-based computing for super-fast EV charging as well as battery swapping. CHARGE+ZONE is on a mission to establish one million charging points across important markets of EVs in India for cars, buses and even trucks. To know more, please visit www.chargezone.com or email at info@chargezone.com.

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