EKA Mobility, an electric vehicles & technology company, and a subsidiary of Pinnacle Industries Limited, has announced entering a collaboration, through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with goEgoNetwork, India’s leading charging infrastructure provider, to provide a robust, efficient, compliant, and well-connected EV charging infrastructure and advanced charging stations to its customers for public transportation.
As per the mutual agreement, goEgoNetwork will now be the official electric charging solution provider for EKA’s 9-meter buses, to set up ARAI & OCPP certified stations of 30kW, 60kW, and 120kW for the institutional customers across the country. The MoU was signed between EKA Mobility and goEgoNetwork in the esteemed presence of Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, EKA Mobility & Pinnacle Industries Limited, Mr. Hirdesh Thakur, Executive Director, EKA Mobility, and Mr. Rishi Bagla, Director, goEgoNetwork, Mr. Sayantan Chakraborti, Mr. Pravin Kumar, and Mr. Dheeman Kadam, Co-Founders at goEgoNetwork.
Speaking on the collaboration, Dr. Sudhir Mehta, Chairman, EKA & Pinnacle Industries Limited, highlighted, "With EKA, we've been striving to set up a robust, efficient & reliable EV ecosystem to achieve India’s aspirational net-zero emissions goal. Our collaboration with goEgoNetwork, one of India’s leading charging infrastructure providers, ensures a fast-charging network for institutional customers of our 9-meter e-buses across the nation. We look forward to bringing sustainable, profitable, and efficient EV solutions to accelerate the mass adoption of new-energy vehicles in India, and we are elated to have joined hands with goEgoNetwork to ensure the fast charging of our 9-meter e-buses. We firmly believe that building a more accessible electric vehicle charging infrastructure will drive the rapid transformation of electrifying public transportation in our country and achieve net-zero emissions goals.”
Speaking on the partnership, Mr. Rishi Bagla, Director, goEgoNetwork, said, "It excites us a lot at goEgoNetwork about our recent partnership with EKA Mobility. While our passenger EV charging network has been growing quickly with our presence in housing societies, public car parks, educational institutes, charging parks, hospitals, and many more, our recent tie-up with EKA Mobility is a testimony to the fact that our charging solutions are universal and can be used by all types and sizes of EVs currently available in the market. As omnipresent and compliant charging ecosystems lack across the country, our partnership with EKA Mobility will guarantee EKA Mobility’s customers a seamless charging ecosystem for their e-buses across India."
EKA’s 9-meter electric bus provides a solid platform for sustainable and efficient public transport in cities around the world, along with reliable and profitable operations for customers. The product, completely designed & manufactured in India, recently received the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) certification from ARAI, and the first batch will be soon deployed on roads. With a capacity to seat 31 passengers and a driver, along with a standing capacity, EKA’s electric bus offers a 200-kilometer range on a single charge.