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Car Charging Stations

by Betty Smith Blogger and Social Media Marketer

The Electric Vehicle Sector is Stuck for a long time due to the most basic problem, the experts call it a Chicken-and-Egg Problem. What it means is that people will not feel comfortable driving electric cars until they see enough EV chargers in public places, likewise until a certain number of people weren’t Driving EV’s, it doesn’t make sense to install an extensive network of Electric Charging Stations.

However, Within the next year, The Electrical Charging Stations Infrastructure will be available every four kilometers in the big cities of India. The number of Electric Vehicle has gotten higher in recent years, hence the need for Electric Charger with a short distance in highly populated cities has also gone higher.

So the government has given the in-principle nod for Electric Charging Station to firms such as NTPC, EESL, and REIL. The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) the Indian government’s energy service company had announced that it plans to install roughly 10,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the next two to three years. It has aimed to install 2000 Charging stations all over India in the FY 2020-21.

EESL had Joined hands with the Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments for setting up the stations in 62 cities with a million-plus population. Some of the contracts have been taken over by the urban local bodies of Dehradun, Guwahati, and Tirupati, and municipal corporations of Navi Mumbai and Bhubaneswar under the Fame II- Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles – subsidy scheme.

The Managing Director of Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Sourabh Kumar has said that they have already resolved the supply-side constraints caused due to pandemic and most of the charging stations are ready to be operated soon. He also said that they have exceeded their target of EV charging stations for FY20 as they already have over 300 such charging stations across the country right now.

Among the 2000 charging stations to be installed in the upcoming years, 500 of them will be installed in the Delhi NCR.

Recently, on 20 July 2020 India’s First Public EV (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza was opened by the Union Power Minister R K Singh at The Chelmsford Club in Delhi. The charging plaza consists of 5 EV chargers with different specifications, the plaza is a first step towards the demanding need for the supporting infrastructure of the Electric Vehicles. The Charging plaza was established by the collaboration of EESL and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

The EVs driven today have their own specifications and require different types of EV chargers hence each Charging station should have a minimum of three fast EV Chargers:  CCS, a CHAdeMo, and a Type-2 AC. Among these chargers, the CSS and CHAdeMo operate on 50kW/ 200-1000V whereas Type-2 would be 22kW/ 380-480V. Some of the Charging Stations will also have Two slow EV chargers, a Bharat DC-001 (15 kW/ 72-200V), and a Bharat AC-001 (10 kW/ 230V).

Electric Vehicles are still in the developing stage in the Indian market, apart from the high costs other problems like range anxiety and supporting infrastructure remains a major obstacle for the growth of the EV market.


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About Betty Smith Advanced   Blogger and Social Media Marketer

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