Electric vehicle charging takes its first steps in India

First Ensto electric vehicle charging station was opened in New Delhi, India on October 4, 2017. The station has Ensto Pro EV charging unit and it is connected to Finnish clean-energy company Fortum's Charge & Drive platform. The station was inaugurated by Finland’s Minister for Housing, Energy and Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, Finnish ambassador in India Nina Vaskunlahti, Fortum SVP Corporate Affairs and Communications Arto Räty and Ensto CEO Ari Virtanen.

“I am very excited on this first step to big emerging Indian EV (electric vehicle) charging market and have strong belief that Indian EV market will fuel Ensto’s future growth. We explore possibilities for broadening our local presence in India with our electric vehicle solutions including customer service, competence and manufacturing” says Ari Virtanen, CEO Ensto

India is the world’s 5th largest automobile market and it is preparing for a huge transportation transformation by 2030. India's aim is that by 2030, not a single new petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country in order to reduce emissions and dependency on petroleum imports. Recently India’s government has invited bid for purchase of 10,000 electric vehicles. Ensto wants help and guide the nation in its efforts to build a proper EV charging infrastructure.

Ensto focuses on Smart EV charging, and we mean this literally. With Smart Grid-ready products and cloud-based services, our environmentally friendly EV solutions are designed to make life better for you and your business.

Additional information:

Ilkka Koisti, Head of Sales, Ensto EV Charging Solutions, ilkka.koisti@ensto.com