- TSREDCO has been appointed as state nodal agency by Telangana government for implementation of EV charging stations in the state
- REIL has also planned to manufacture electrical vehicle chargers in technical collaboration with reputed manufacturers under the Make in India initiative
According to a report by Telangana today, the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) and Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) have joined hands for creating Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure in the State. This will be done under the FAME scheme of ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises.
TSREDCO has been appointed as state nodal agency
The MoU was signed in the presence of managing director of REIL Dr. AK Jain by General Manger, REIL RK Gupta, and General Manager of TSREDCO, GSV Prasad said the report. According to the report, TSREDCO has been appointed as state nodal agency by Telangana government for implementation of EV charging stations in the state.
The report said that AK Jain said that the time is ripe for electric mobility and to make it a success. He added that REIL is working actively in the project to develop develop charging infrastructure under the FAME scheme. He also added that the union government is supporting EVs by providing subsidy as the cost of running petrol and diesel vehicle is more than that of electric vehicles.
Additional 270 electric vehicle charging stations
As per the report, he also said that the department of heavy industry (DHI) has approved additional 270 electric vehicle charging stations Ranchi, Bangalore, Goa, Shimla, Hyderabad, Agra and 4 highways (Delhi-Jaipur, Jaipur-Agra, Agra-Delhi and Mumbai-Pune). These electric vehicle charging stations include AC Smart, DC Fast and DC-FAST-122KW. He stated that installation on Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi will be solar grid hybrid for grid stability. The installation is in advanced stages.
Jain also said that REIL has planned to manufacture electrical vehicle chargers in technical collaboration with reputed manufacturers under the Make in India initiative. It has started the process for identification of the manufacturer. It plans to connect EV charging infrastructure with oil CPSEs and utility companies through 8 regional offices as per the report.
Migrating from internal combustion to EV vehicles
The report said that TSRDCO has proposed to add 138 charging stations under FAME- II in the next one year. It is also working on introducing EVs by migrating from internal combustion to EV vehicles with the state government organisations initially.