Atum Charge launches its first charging station in Hyderabad
Hyderabad,15 Sept 2021:The first ATUM Charge,100%Green,Self-Sustaining,Solar-Powered EV Charging Station was launched at SPRoad ,Secunderabad, Hyderabad, by Dr.GVivekanand,Chairman, visaka Industries Limited .ATUM Charge helps customers truly adopt sustainable and eco-friendly ways ways of commute as it is an ecosystem that is developed keeping inmind the EV mobility revolution that India is witnessing.
ATUMChargeisa100%subsidiaryofVisakaIndustriesLimited.WiththelaunchofATUMCharge,Visaka Industries is building an environment-friendly and sustainable eco-system which re-enforces the Company’s commitment towards sustainability. With the addition of new busines sverticals,Visaka Industries is moving towards becoming a truly responsible corporate citizen offering multiple products that are 100% sustainable and help consumers live life inasustain able and eco-friendly manner.
Speakingattheinauguration,Dr.GVivekanand,Chairman,VisakaIndustriesLimited,said,“Solarand RenewableEnergyisthefutureandVisakaiswellpositionedwithATUM,theworld’sfirstelectricity generatingsolarroof.WithATUMCharge,wearenotonlybolsteringtheEVCharginginfrastructurein thecountrybutalsosupportingIndia’sendeavourtocutdownontheuseoffossilfuelsandpromote ElectricVehicles.”
TUMChargeisauniqueEVChargingStationwhichisverydifferentfromotherEVchargingstations asitusesATUM,theworld’sfirstElectricityGeneratingIntegratedSolarRoof.ATUMSolarRoof,for whichVisakaholdsapatent,bothinIndiaandSouthAfrica,willenabletheentireelectricvehicle chargingpropositiontomoveto100%solarwhereas,currently,mostEVchargingstationsuse electricityproducedbythermalpowergeneration,whichisoneoftheprimarysourcesofpollution, completelydefeatingthepurposeofmovingtoenvironment-friendly power.Conventiona lEV Charging Station, which use thermal power to generate electricity ,also putadditional pressure on the electricity grid further accentuating the power problem plaguing thecountry.
ATUMCharge,theuniversalEVChargingStationsforallEVs,willalsobetheservicestationfor Atumobile’sATUM1.0,acaféracerstylede-bike,as well as its official test ride centre.To support its customers and encourage the adoption of EVs,Atumobilecustomers will be allowed to charge theire- bikes for free ,where as othe brand EVowners will only be charged anominal fee at ATUM Charge Stations.ATUM Charge Stations will also have free Wi-Fiand work stations which can be used by people, as a satellite office ,as they charge their electric vehicles.
Currently Visakahas installed 4KW capacity panels which can conveniently charge upto10-12 vehicles (2/3/4wheeler) per day given that any EV today takes between6-8hoursforafullcharge.Thefacility has three charging sockets.The company will be installing an additional capacity of 6KW,making it possible to charge 25-30 vehicles per day.