AMC to be India’s first civic body to install EV charging points in its multi-level parking lots
For cars, the cost of charging will be less than Rs 2/km whereas for bikes/scooters it will be less than Re 1/km; Pic: NILKANTH DAVE (Inset) Vijay Nehra Municipal Commissioner
Installation of charging points in three existing multi-level parking lots to be completed soon; each lot can house charging points for about 400 cars, 600 bikes/scooters; citizens will be able to locate and book charging
points in advance
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will become the first civic body in the country to provide facility to charge electric vehicles in its multi-level parking lots. Tendering process for the project has been completed
and installation of charging points is likely to be completed soon.
In the first phase, the facility will come up at existing three multi-level parking plots in Navrangpura, Maninagar and on Relief Road and extended to five new ones under construction, including in Prahladnagar and Riverfront (West). Each parking lot will have an average capacity to charge 400 cars and 600 two-wheelers. Every floor of the parking building will have provision for EV charging points. AMC officials said citizens would be able to locate and book the charging slot in advance using an application. This means that your car parked in the AMC lot will be recharged by the time you are through with shopping or finishing an important work.
Talking about the project, Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Vijay Nehra said, “We have awarded work order for all the multi-level car parking lots proposed in the city. Every one of them will have provision for EV
charging on each floor and as per the demand we will keep adding charging points.” READ MORE…