Bharat Charge Alliance (BCA) has collaborated with CHAdeMO Association to power interoperable charging infrastructure in India.
The specifications for building interoperable charging infrastructure will be adopted based on the IS/IEC standards.
The Alliance now intends to implement IS17017-25 (adopted from IEC 61851-25) EVSE standard and IS17017-2-6 (IEC 62196-6) vehicle inlet and connector standard published by Bureau of Indian Standard.
Having adopted global IEC standards, BCA wants the vehicles to remain market (domestic and/or international) agnostic.
The Bharat Charge Alliance (BCA) is an open platform aimed at synergies in creating a safer and interoperable eco-system for Indian Light EV industry. CHAdeMO Association is an e-mobility collaboration platform around CHAdeMO DC charging protocol.
The Alliance aims to set up a safe, robust and consumer friendly EV charging infrastructure with the implementation of global protocol and standards.
This will enable a common/universal EV charging network, which can be used by both 2W and 3W users in B2C and B2B domains. It is also advocating minimal change in vehicles to enable cost effective and flexible charging touchpoints.
The BCA initiative is led by Kapil Shelke, Founder and CEO, Tork Motors. Speaking about the initiative, Kapil said, “I have always believed in democratization of technology in order to make it accessible and cost effective for the consumer. Standardization of charging infrastructure will open up a whole new dimension for EV users in the two- and three-wheeler segments, where the chunk of the market exists and adoption is rising. Interoperability and ease of utilizing each other’s charging network will be key towards ending the anxiety and apprehension about EVs and its ecosystem among sceptics.”
Tomomi Hakomori, Public Affairs Director at CHAdeMO Association, said, “We are pleased to be able to collaborate with BCA and to contribute to improving the charging infrastructure in India, and are really looking forward to the flourishing future of e-mobility in India”.