Lithium Urban Technologies, one of the major electric vehicle ecosystem integrators, entered Kolkata with an intent to roll out 1,000 EVs to convert corporate diesel fleets to electric and set up India’s largest public charging station in New Town. This will abate 10,000 MT of carbon emissions every year, equivalent to adding 10 Eco Parks in the city. On Wednesday, Lithium started its journey in Kolkata in association with Hidco by setting up 25 fast charging stations near Fintech Hub in New Town.
The project was flagged off by state transport secretary Prabhat Kumar Mishra with Hidco chairman Debashis Sen handing over the letter of intent to Vikash Mishra, business head of Lithium. “Our mission is to bring tomorrow’s transportation today. In collaboration with Hidco, Lithium Urban Technologies and our energy partner Fourth Partner Energy, will build India’s largest public charging station at New Town under the brand “Powerbunk”. While we have charging hubs in Gurgaon and Pune, this will be the largest network of Powerbunks in the country,” said Mishra.
“Transport is a key component of a sustainable, liveable and energy efficient city, and Kolkata is leading the transition in many ways,” said Rakhi Basu, transport specialist, World Bank.
“Companies around New Town have shown interest,” said Ashwin Mahesh, co-founder and CEO, Lithium Urban Technologies.