An Indian minister Anant G. Geete inaugurated two charging stations, one for fast charging (DC) and the other for slow charging (AC), in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi on Tuesday.
This is part of the Swachhta Pakhwada celebrations of the Department of Heavy Industry. Eight charging stations have been installed in the premises of Udyog Bhawan for facilitating charging of e-vehicles.
Of the eight charging stations, two fast charging stations have been installed by BHEL and six slow charging stations have been installed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
AC charger consists of 3 outlets, charging 3 cars at the same time with the charging time from 6-8 hours. DC charger consists of single outlet, charging one car at a time with the charging time of 1.5 hours.
As a part of Swachh Bharat Mission and to continue with the Government of India’s sustained effort to promote electric mobility in the country, the Department of Heavy Industry has allocated 455 electric buses to selected cities and special category states, through Expression of Interest (EoI) recently. Further, the Department has also approved funding of 130 electric buses to Ahmedabad, Himachal Pradesh, and Navi Mumbai.
The project for 25 charging stations in Bangalore is being funded by the Government of India under the Public Fast Charging Infrastructure Network for Electric Vehicles. Government has also funded Solar Based Charging Infrastructure for EVs by BHEL. The DC 001 fast chargers have been supplied and commissioned by BHEL and the company is also in advanced stages of offering indigenously developed end-to-end e-mobility solutions.
Proposal of setting-up 200 charging stations and putting up of Solar Based Charging Infrastructure for EVs by Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd. (REIL) is also funded by the Department of Heavy Industry. REIL has already installed 3 solar hybrid chargers in Jaipur.
The other locations where EV charging stations have been installed are:
18 AC chargers installed at Metro Station, Dwarka, Sector 10, Delhi under DMRC.
2 DC chargers installed at Shram Shakti Bhawan, Delhi.
15 AC chargers installed at various sites under Jaipur Metro Railway Corporation (JMRC).
Installation of 9 EV chargers (4 DC & 5 AC) & 2 EV chargers (1 DC & 1 AC) at various sites of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), Delhi is under process.
Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau
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