EVQPoint: Innovating Convenience!

Latif Ameer,Founder & CEO

Latif Ameer

Founder & CEO

There is a paradigm shift happening in India towards the greater adoption rates of electrical vehicles (EVs)specifically e-bikes, e-scooters, and
e-rickshaws. It is worth noting that EVs are used mostly for commuting, sit parked at home, at work, and at any commercial areas such as shopping complex or restaurant for more than 20 hours each day. This leaves ample opportunity for charging during these periods at these areas. Charging infrastructure is the most crucial enabler in the transition to electric mobility. In the recent months, there has been substantial government policies put in place for the establishment of public infrastructure, While there is much to be done for addressing the urban charging infrastructure to boost the commuter confidence for EV adoption, Bangalore-based EVQPoint has explored these challenges in detail and aids to create cleaner future with its smart and connected electrical vehicle charging platform. The company offers a complete platform of smart charging stations and software tools for network connectivity, backend urban infrastructure integration, payment processing, and business insights to make electric vehicle charging convenient for everyone & everywhere.

EVQPoint provides a fully modular smart charging stations that facilitates easy installation, remote upgrades, remote predictive maintenance, and above all, uncompromising quality and durability. "We focus on consumerization of products and services. The charging stations and its
associated services are offered as per individual segment needs, with more than 15 customization options available as per needs of fleet, corporate offices, residential, commercial complex, restaurants. Our solutions are fully indigenously designed, developed and make in India, with costoptimized and reliability ensured at each of the steps starting from design to production,"explicates Latif Ameer, Founder, EVQ Point.

EVQPoint is engaged with both e-mobility fleet clients, and electric vehicle OEMS and products are being evaluated for adoption with anticipated volumes to begin next year

The Idea Behind EVQPoint
As a marketing manager at Texas instruments, Latif often visited China for work. He was impressed to witness a faster adoption of EVs in China. Simultaneously, India was making changes for EV adoption through government policies and multiple startups emerging to make Electric bikes and Electric scooters. Latif formed a concept in his mind to combine smart charging stations with supporting SaaS platform tools that can be customized to address the Indian needs. The idea became concrete soon and eventually came into being. From the beginning, the focus was on building customer centric products and solutions.

In its current portfolio, EVQPoint offers Portable and Wall mount, smart AC charging stations for private and public use, with mobile app and dashboard for on the move access and controls. This comes with charge invoice go feature with integrated payment through multiple modes. The team is developing OpenCharge Cloud Platform "EVSmartCloud", which can accommodate integration of any vendor charger model for access and controls with Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP). "We will provide soon EVQPoint gateway module with OCPP client, which can aid any manufacturer to convert his station to open charge platform and integrate onto our "EV SmartCloud"or any OCPP compliant cloud. This is for both standalone charging stations as well as for Battery swapping stations," he informs.

What's Next?
EVQPoint is engaged with three e-mobility fleet clients, and two electric vehicle OEMS and products are being evaluated for adoption with anticipated volumes to begin next year. The team is in discussion with one of the top Hotel groups to partner in with the EV adoption experiment for their fleets. It will be deploying stations in Bangalore at two locations soon. "We would like to have more than 100,000 networked electric charging stations across India in urban infrastructure by 2023, collaborating with OEMs, e-mobility companies and like minded channel partners providing installation and maintenance services," he concludes.