Electric Vehicle News
The three connectors and standards used by the Okaya chargers are going to be - CCS, CHAdeMO, GB/T.
- The Combined Charging System (CCS) is a standard for charging electric vehicles. It uses the Combo 1 and Combo 2 connectors to provide power at up to 350 kilowatts. These two connectors are extensions of the Type 2 connector, with two additional direct current (DC) contacts to allow high-power DC fast charging. Multiple electric cars launched in India like the Hyundai Kona, Tata Nexon EV and MG ZS EV all have the CCS connector.
- Few electric cars which have low voltage systems like the Mahindra eVerito and Tata Tigor EV use the Bharath specification based on the GB/T connector.
- There are no cars launched in India with the CHAdeMO standard.
Anshul Gupta, Director, Okaya Power Private Ltd, said, "We have achieved a stupendous feat by securing this significant contract from the EESL.".
Okaya Power Group is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of EV charging stations, lithium ion batteries and lead acid batteries in India.
Okaya power group is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of EV charging stations, lithium ion batteries and lead acid batteries in India. The Batt:RE electric scooter which we tested recently uses a lithium iron phosphate battery made by Okaya.
We really hope Okaya electrifies highways apart from of adding multiple DC fast chargers in city locations. This will incentivize more EV owners to get electric cars. Also if we can see 3-5 slow charge points at each location it will help scooters, electric autos and other smaller EV's to also make use of the charging infrastructure.
But we guess Okaya would be limited to EESL's tender or contract and may not deviate from it.
We look forward to seeing these Okaya public chargers soon.