Mercedes-Benz R&D India nurtures an end-to-end EV charging startup

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) fosters Evnnovator, a startup that aims to transform the EV industry by providing a comprehensive EV charging experience to the end-users. Evnnovator is a unique startup in India to make EV charging simple and convenient, allowing for the widespread adoption of sustainable e-mobility. Built by an ex-MBRDI employee, Evnnovator offers all three options of finding, charging, and paying at the charging station to its users through its mobile app -FICH.

Reinforcing its commitment to nurturing an innovation mindset, MBRDI supported the idea of the employee turned entrepreneur to research the EV industry. Subsequently, this employee founded Evnnovator, a start-up that aims to transform the EV industry by providing an end-to-end EV charging experience to the end-users.

India is making quick progress in the electric vehicle sector and recognising the importance of accessible charging infrastructure to ensure a resilient EV environment. However, according to a recent study, India needs up to 46,000 public charging stations by 2030, significantly more than currently available in the public infrastructure. Access to charging stations is a major obstacle to the widespread use of electric vehicles. Evnnovator is designed to help alleviate range anxiety for EV users by providing access to a vast network of charging stations.

Evnnovator is a multi-brand venture that any EV customer can use to locate charging stations in cities or highways. The company’s solution FICH (Find Charger) app will allow an end-user to find the closest compatible and available EV charging stations by collecting data from multiple charge point operators.

Starting in October 2022, this app will be accessible on iOS and Android devices. Evnnovator will also be supported by a technology-focused EV charging infrastructure company–CHARGE ZONE®. Additionally, CHARGE ZONE, a technology-focused electric vehicle charging infrastructure company, has extended to support this venture to provide value to end users which includes the mentoring and advisory role by Kartikey Hariyani, Founder and CEO, CHARGE ZONE.