EV charging stations boosting electric vehicles adoption
In this article, we will see EV charging stations installations and the initiative taken by the governments and the private companies as well.
Delhi govt-issued tender to set up charging stations for EVs
The Delhi government announced that it has issued a tender to select vendors to set up charging stations for electric vehicles in places such as shopping malls, departmental stores, hospitals, theatres, multiplexes, residential areas. This tender is different from tenders issued and work orders issued by the government to empanel vendors to set up 500 EV charging points across 100 public spaces locations. These charging stations are located mostly in bus depots and outside metro stations in the city.
“Delhi government takes an important step forward to create a single-window process for installation of slow and fast EV chargers. BSES Rajdhani, on behalf of all three Delhi discoms, floated the tender for empanelment of vendors, for providing installation of slow and fast EV chargers to anyone in Delhi.
In line with the vision set by CM Arvind Kejriwal of making Delhi the EV capital of India, Delhi will soon be the first city in India where anyone can get an EV charger installed avail Delhi government subsidy, by making a single phone call or applying online,” said Jasmine Shah, vice-chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission.
ChargeMOD installing charging stations
ChargeMOD will establish 250 charging stations in various parts of Kerala by the end of 2021. The startup has established 8 charging stations in Kozhikode, each in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam and Angamaly. The charging stations will be installed in shops, restaurants, cafes. At present, it is developing machines with capacities ranging from 3.3kW-22.kW.
Log 9 Materials developed a fast-charging battery for electric vehicles
Log 9 Materials an IIT incubated has developed a fast-charging battery for electric vehicles that will help to extend the life of the power unit and adoption of electric vehicles. The company is making trials in some cities with its new batteries that can reduce the charging time to 15 minutes which will be able to run the vehicle to 60 km. It is going to introduce EV batteries for two-wheelers and three-wheelers with its practice in nano-technology.
Log 9 Materials Founder and CEO Akshay Singhal said that these batteries will not only reduce charging time by 80 per cent but also extend the life of the power unit to 10 years.
“We are currently focusing on commercial vehicles as they require recharging more frequently for their heavy usage. Long-charging time is the major hurdle for the commercial fleets used by e-commerce and food delivery companies, Singhal told.
India’s largest public EV charging station in Navi Mumbai
In another EV charging initiative the EV charging solutions provider, Magenta opened India’s largest public EV charging station in Navi Mumbai. It is part of the Centre’s plan to set up 4,00,000 charging stations to meet the requirement for two million EVs by 2026.
The charging station has 21 chargers which have four DC chargers (15 to 50 kW capacity) and 17 AC chargers (3.5 to 7.5 kW). The AC chargers have been developed and manufactured in-house in India.
TenneT enters into a pilot project to study the use of electric vehicle batteries
TenneT, Germany’s biggest power network operator has entered into a pilot project to study the use of electric vehicle (EV) batteries in helping to stabilise the power transmission networks. In 2019 the project had been launched and around 20 BMW i3 electric cars were given to the private customers and 30 will be given to commercial fleet users over the next few weeks.
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