Humsafar India will set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Delhi and Noida. The mobile app-based diesel at the doorstep service provider is now foraying into Electric Vehicle (EV)-charging and battery replacement business in the Indian market. Starting with Delhi-NCR as this region clocked the highest sales of e-vehicles in India, it aims to establish EV charging stations in other cities in the country. The company is holding talks with Oil Marketing Companies (OMC’s) to set up EV stations in urban areas.
Ms Sanya Goel, Founder director of Humsafar India, said, "The company also plans to provide CNG in dispensers as part of doorstep service as the government has recently opened up this sector. Our Vision is to provide last-mile connectivity in Fuel space. Therefore, it is logical to get into other fuels as the Govt of India keeps opening up the space. Therefore, CNG delivery being made available by the Govt was the next logical step. We also believe that Diesel Door Delivery will open up for other sectors in the coming future. This would increase the market potential exponentially. We also look forward to petrol Door Delivery in the next 2 to 5 years given the scarcity of land in urban areas.”
Mr Nishit Goel, Founder director of Humsafar India, said, "Humsafar India is expecting the market to unfold very quickly once the Two-wheeler market fully extends in the EV space. We will try to reach for avenues other than fuel retail outlets for EV charging. We are proposing a dealer-owned dealer operated model where Humsafar will act as a facilitator for the setting up of facility and tech support post setup, including customer management. This will be under the Humsafar platform only. With different parts of the country witnessing a steady increase towards EVs, the demand for ancillary units and charging stations is expected to rise manifold. EVs will require investing in infrastructure, possibly repurposing the existing network of fuel stations, building up the ecosystem of partners and stakeholders, including governmental policymakers, energy generation agencies, OEMs and mobility solutions providers. Humsafar will be developing charging stations at its tech platform and create its manufacturing consortia for standardised EV components such as batteries, powertrain and charging equipment.”
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