EESL to Set Up 84 Fast-charging EV Stations in New Delhi by Next Month

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    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.

     State-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) is planning to set up 84 fast-charging e-vehicle stations by the end of March at some locations in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area.

    At these facilities, 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.

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    Interestingly, users will be able to charge with a mobile app, ElectriFi, and even book a time slot, ET reported.

    The fast-charging stations will be set up in public parking spaces and high-visibility areas, Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL, told ET.

    EESL plans to set up 84 such facilities at Khan Market and Yashwant Place, among other locations in NDMC area.

    Charging stations not to be equipped with all three standards

    In the initial phase, the report said, 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.

    The Power Ministry had in December mandated charging stations to be equipped with all three standards, ending months of ambiguity.

     

     

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