In the initial phase, the charging stations will be equipped with Bharat DC-001, the standard compatible with EV models of Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra.
It has been reported that State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is preparing to set up 84 fast-charging e-vehicle stationsat Khan Market and Yashwant Place, among other locations in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) by the end of March.
At these stations, cars can be recharged for as low as Rs 30 for a 15-minute top-up. A 15-minutes charge will allow a range of 22 km while it will take 90 minutes to fully charge a vehicle.
As per the reports,the users will be able to charge with a mobile app, ElectriFi, and even book a time slot.The Power Ministry had in December mandated charging stations to be equipped with all three standards, ending months of ambiguity.
Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL has said thatThe fast-charging stations will be set up in public parking spaces and high-visibility areas.
Charging stations not to be equipped with all three standards
As per the report,the charging stations will be equipped with Bharat DC-001, the standard compatible with EV models of Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra, while there will be space and interconnection facility available to accommodate European CCS and Japan’s CHAdeMO in each station.
EESL plans to equip these stations with the remaining standards in the second half of the year, when several foreign automakers are expected to roll out their EVs in India.
The 15-KW chargers will also be compatible with electric two- and three-wheelers.