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Panasonic makes first foray toward Indian EV charger network

New Delhi trial started with local power provider

Scooters will likely make up a substantial part of India's fleet of electric vehicles.   © Reuters

OSAKA -- Panasonic has begun test operation of an electric-vehicle charging station in India, seeking to tap growing demand amid a government push to popularize the environmentally friendly autos.

The electronics maker has collaborated with local utility BSES Yamuna Power and set up a station in New Delhi last month. The site boasts Panasonic chargers and is compliant with Indian standards. The Japanese company will decide whether to fully launch charging infrastructure after seeing how the trial goes. It will consider offering a smartphone app that tells the driver about remaining battery charge and the locations of nearby stations.

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