Electric vehicles are recently being introduced and are rapidly changing the business landscape in India, with unlimited and long-term business potential. Because of India's heavily polluted environment, electric vehicles are strongly encouraged and growing in popularity, with a diverse range of automakers now producing EVs. Mahindra, Hyundai, and Tata are a few notable examples. Nonetheless, one of the factors impeding EV development is the extremely limited number of electric charging stations. Charging stations will expand and take over the global market in the coming years.Here is a step-by-step guide on how to open an electric car charging station in India.
How does EV charging work?
An EV charger draws power from the grid and delivers it to the electric vehicle via a connector or plug. To power its electric motor, an electric vehicle stores that electricity in a large battery pack.
An EV charger's connector is plugged into the electric car inlet (equivalent to a traditional car's gas tank) via a charging cable to recharge an EV.
Types of electric charging station-
The slowest method is to charge your EV at home with a standard 220V plug. It is only recommended in extreme cases, after consulting with electricity providers.
Using AC Household Charging with a wallbox installed, you can charge 3-4 times faster. AC Public Charging is an additional option.
A public DC Fast charging station with a power rating of 50kW or higher is the quickest way to charge your EV. This method takes about 40 minutes to charge your battery from 20% to 80%. There are also ultra-fast charging stations with capacities exceeding 150kW.
The location of a charging station is crucial. The required area is determined by the feasibility of the site, the number of charging piles, the type of EVs to be charged, and other activities on site. The location should be carefully chosen in this manner. The charging equipment itself does not require more than 10 square feet of space, but the space for vehicle parking and circulation is more important. The minimum area would be as little as 100 square feet.
The cost of establishing an EV charging station in India ranges from Rs. 1 Lakh to Rs. 40 Lakh, depending on the type of chargers used and the amount of investment made.
Online marketing is the most effective strategy; you can use social or digital media platforms for this.
An effective charging station requires 50KW of electricity
Licence required in the business
In terms of licensing, this company has a significant advantage. There is no need for a licence. The establishment of charging stations in India does not require a licence, according to the Ministry of Power.
How to start an electric charging business
You can start your own EV charging station by applying directly to India's Ministry of Power Department, or you can take a company's franchise to get started.