1. Home
  2. EV
  3. Charging
  4. Civic body to set up 82 EV charging points across Pune – EQ Mag
Civic body to set up 82 EV charging points across Pune – EQ Mag

Civic body to set up 82 EV charging points across Pune – EQ Mag


PUNE: The civic administration is planning to set up 82 e-charging stations in the next few months for the ease of e-vehicle users.

Most stations will be set-up at Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) run buildings, premises, ward offices and parking lots. The PMC is in the process of identifying the locations and the stations will be installed on a public-private-partnership (PPP) basis. PMC will not incur any expenses on the infrastructure. They aim to have 500 charging stations installed in phases.

A PMC official said, “Since numbers of vehicles running on batteries are rising, the administration is extending facilities like charging stations. Charging points have already been set-up at the main PMC building. Thirty stations will be installed in parking lots at various other PMC-run buildings. At least four cars can be charged at any given time.”

Another official added that they will check the functioning of the stations proposed in the first phase and introduce changes following user feedback.
Sandip Satav, who owns an electric four-wheeler, said, “The e-charging stations will benefit those who do not have the facility at home or for those travelling to the city.”

Meanwhile, the administration is also working on a scheme to provide a subsidy of Rs25,000 to e-auto rickshaws on the line of the subsidy given to CNG-auto rickshaws a few years ago. Officials said that details were being finalised. The goal is to encourage the use of e-vehicles in various forms of public transport.

The city public transport utility – Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) – is also introducing e-buses into its fleet in a phased manner. The PMC will extend all required assistance to PMPML in providing charging points for e-buses, an official said.

Source: PTI
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network