BOLT installs 10k EV charging stations & targets 1,00,000 EV charging points
The EV infrastructure biggie, Bolt has revealed that it has deployed over 10,000 charging stations across the country in the last six months and is planning to deploy over 1,00,000 charging points in the next six months. The move comes with an aim to tackle the growing demand for EV infrastructure coming from non-metro cities such as Jaipur, Nagpur, Nashik, Chandigarh, Surat, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Vijayawada, among others.
Get ready for an EV-friendly India
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Since BOLT's experience of making Bengaluru the first EV ready city in India, the top three cities that have seen the maximum usage of the startup's EV charging station are Bengaluru, Delhi/NCR and Hyderabad.
"Of the total 4,273 publicly available Bolt EV charging points in India, Bengaluru has the highest number installed in the country with 1,754 chargers, followed by Delhi/NCR region at 663 and 347 in Hyderabad. Bolt has added more than 15,000 plus active users on the BOLT charging network up to February 2022 and over the last six months alone, the BOLT charging infrastructure has successfully powered 344 electric vehicles across India," the company said in a statement.
EVs help reduce CO2 in the environment
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Financially, the brand's charging points across India have immensely helped in generating a cumulative passive income of ₹64,000 across India, with the overall average pricing recorded as 26 per unit of electricity dispensed. As a result, EVs enabled through the Bolt network have approximately reduced over 1,840.99 g/Km equivalent CO2 in the environment.
The overwhelming demand for a safe, reliable and affordable EV charging infrastructure, combined with collaboration with other EV ecosystem players has helped fast track the startup's goal. As per the company's claims, in the last six months alone, more than 20 OEMs/EV ecosystem players such as SpareIt, Park+ and EV fleet solution providers have partnered with Bolt across India.
- With inputs from IANS