NTCP Commissions its First Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Greater Noida

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The EV charging station has four charging points with fast and slow charging options conforming to Bharat DC 001 and Bharat AC 001 standards.

State-owned power generator NTPC Ltd has commissioned its first ever electric vehicle charging station in collaboration with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The EV charging station, installed at an IOC petrol pump in Greater Noida, is the first of many that NTPC and Indian Oil Corporation plan to install over the coming years.

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“This EV charging station is the first in a series of such charging stations which have been planned across cities and highways,” the company said in a statement.

The charging station has four points with fast and slow charging options, conforming to Bharat DC 001 and Bharat AC 001 standards.

Partnership

For setting up a wide network of EV charging infrastructure, NTPC has entered into agreements with several fuel retailers as well as state government entities like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

In November 2018, the corporation also signed an MoU with several vehicle aggregators, including Ola, Zoom Car, Bounce and Shuttl for the same.

More and more Indian PSUs are embracing electric vehicles after NITI Aayog proposed that only electric vehicles should be sold after 2030.

The government has also allocated Rs 10,000 crore for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME II) scheme to encourage EV manufacturing and adoption in India.

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