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All about EV Charging Stations
What is EV Charging Stations?
An electric vehicle charging station is also known as an EV charging station, electric recharging point, charging point, charge point, ECS (electronic charging station), and EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment). It is an infrastructure that supplies electric energy to recharge an EV.
You can charge an EV either at home, work or at some EV public charging stations or points. There are different types of charging stations, they are Rapid, Fast and Slow.
Rapid chargers are one of the two types AC or DC (Alternating or Direct Current), Rapid AC chargers are 43 kW, most Rapid DC units are at least 50 kW.
Both charges 80% of electric vehicles in just 30-60 minutes depending on the battery capacity.
Fast chargers provide the power from 7 kW to 22 kW which charges the electric vehicle fully in 3-4 hours.
Slow chargers are for up to 3 kW, this charger is perfect for charging an EV overnight which takes between 6 and 12 hours for complete EV and for PHEV it will take 2-4 hours.
Rapid AC devices use a tethered Type 2 connector, and Rapid DC chargers are fitted with a CCS, CHAdeMO or Tesla Type 2.
Common fast connectors are a tethered Type 1 or a Type 2 socket Connecting a connector cable to an EV to supply the electric energy.
Slow chargers charges in slow devices and uses a cable which connects an eV to a 3-pin or Type 2 socket.
Government guidelines to install EV charging stations
Recently, the government gave some guidelines to install EV charging stations. As per the Government of India guidelines, any individual or entity is free to set up public charging stations.
For EV mobility push government is taking many steps to help out the EV adoption in the country.
EV charging stations installations in India
Delhi’s first electric vehicle smart-charging station
With regard to that Delhi Power Minister, Satyendra Jain launch Delhi’s first electric vehicle smart-charging station at South Extension Part 2.
UP invites Eols for charging stations set up
UP invites for Eols for electric vehicles charging stations installations from various companies. It is the first State to come forward after the Union power ministry issued the guidelines for EV charging stations in December 2018.
The tender inviting the Eols (expressions of interest) was issued on 6th June and will open till 28th June.
Tariff plans for Chandigarh on EVs charging stations
To promote electric vehicles in the State, The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JREC) had fixed a traffic plan in Chandigarh.
The UT electricity department had proposed a tariff plan for EV charging stations.
EV Motors, a start-up company is planning to set-up 20 EV Charging stations in major cities in the coming 12 months.
The cities include Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kanpur, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Indore, and Chennai.
Fortum charging networks at Metro Stations
Fortum signed an agreement with HMRL (Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd) to set up EV charging networks at Metro stations to encourage eco-friendly mobility in Hyderabad.
Charging Stations Grid installation by Panasonic
1 lakh EVs Charging Stations Grid installation by Panasonic, a Japanese multinational electronics company.
It is to install 1 lakh charging stations grid across top 25 Indian cities and also telematic solutions by 2024.
Government’s policy think tank NITI Ayog asked the oil ministry of petroleum and Natural Gas to install the Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure at around 1,000 fuel stations across India.
EESL to set up 84 fast-charging electric vehicle stations
EESL is planning to set up 84 fast-charging electric vehicle stations by the end of March in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area.
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