Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain has inaugurated Delhi’s first electric vehicle smart-charging station at South Extension Part 2. The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government said that by next year, 50 such stations will be set up by the BSES.
The Delhi government had recently notified the solar policy and electric vehicle policy for the national capital in its effort to go green. The charging station has been set up in partnership with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), Gensol Charge Privatet Limited and Techperspect.
To find the location of the smart-charging station, vehicle owners would simply have to install and the ElectreeFi Mobile App, which will not only show them the location but also allow them to book their charging time in advance, and make online payment.
The charging initiation and session authentication would be done using RFID, SMS and mobile Apps and an alert will be sent if the vehicle connector is not properly connected to the electric vehicle.
The smart public chargers are of 15 kilowatt power and will fully charge a vehicle in one hour.
The tentative cost of charging, including the cost of electricity (as per DERC tariff) and the overheads (parking charges, recovery of equipment cost, etc.) will be between Rs 160 and Rs 200 for a full charge. Which means the consumers will pay Rs 1.60 to Rs 1.80 per km.
Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain said, “This will help Delhi go green. A user can save substantially on every kilometre with an electric vehicle. Apart from this, an electric vehicle will lead to savings of over eight tonnes of CO2 annually.”
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