As a part of Electric Vehicle Policy, Tiruvananthapuram will get 32 EV Charging Stations. According to the policy, the state aims to bring one million Electric Vehicles onto the road by 2022.
Tiruvananthapuram will get 32 EV Charging Stations
Kerala State Electricity Board is appointed as the nodal agency to set-up EV Charging Stations. So, in that regard KSEB submitted the proposal for installing charging stations at 185 locations in six cities in the state. The order issued by transport department stated that “the government considered the proposal of KSEB as a pilot project and decided to install 32 charging stations in Tiruvananthapuram with six charging points each.”
The government has sanctioned the KSEB, the sum of Rs. 8.2 crores through the e-mobility promotion fund of the state. An amount of Rs. 3.75 lakh is allocated for each charging point and Rs 1 crore for power supply and for the necessary civil work for stations.
“We are utilizing central and state government schemes to install charging stations across the state. We have submitted a proposal to ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises, which has announced subsidy for investing in charging stations. We have plans to set up one charging station in each corporation,” said KSEB Chairman, N S Pillai.
The charging stations will be installed in government lands, mainly at KSEB, and at taxi stands. Besides this, there is a proposal to install charging stations at national highways at an interval of 25km.
At present, these charging stations for KSRTC buses are available at Pappanamcode depot and Secretariat.
KSEB has invited expression of interest from its competent agencies to set up the charging facility. It has proposed to charge Rs. 5 per unit as power tariff for EV charging station.
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