Finland-based energy company Fortum on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with state-owned NBCC (India) Ltd for developing electric vehicle charging infrastructure across India.
The agreement covers planning, designing, investing and operating the charging infrastructure using cloud-based system. “India is an important market for us. We have developed Fortum Charge & Drive to meet these demands, paving the way for the more widespread and efficient use of electric vehicles,” Arto Räty, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications, Fortum said.
In an interview to ETEnergyworld on 28 August Fortum India’s managing director Sanjay Aggarwal had said the company aims to foray into India’s electric vehicle charging space with a plan to rollout over 150 charging stations.
Fortum installed one 22 KW AC charger as a pilot in NBCC premises in New Delhi on Wednesday which will be operated using Fortum’s cloud-based system. The charging station was inaugurated by Finland’s minister for housing, energy and the environment Kimmo Tiilikainen. Read More…