Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Anant G. Geete inaugurated two charging stations, one for fast charging (DC) and the other for slow charging (AC), in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi today.This is part of the Swachhta Pakhwada celebrations of the Department of Heavy Industry.
Eight charging stations have been installed in the premises of Udyog Bhawan for facilitating charging of e-vehicles. Of the eight charging stations, two fast charging stations have been installed by BHEL and six slow charging stations have been installed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
AC charger consists of 3 outlets, charging 3 cars at the same time with the charging time from 6-8 hours. DC charger consists of single outlet, charging one car at a time with the charging time of 1.5 hours.
As a part of Swachh Bharat Mission and to continue with the Government of India’s sustained effort to promote electric mobility in the country, the Department of Heavy Industry has allocated 455 electric buses to selected cities and special category states, through Expression of Interest (EoI) recently.Further, the Department has also approved funding of 130 electric buses to Ahmedabad, Himachal Pradesh and Navi Mumbai.
The project for 25 charging stations in Bangalore is being funded by the Governmentof India under the Public Fast Charging Infrastructure Network for Electric Vehicles.Government has also funded Solar Based Charging Infrastructure for EVs byBHEL.The DC 001 fast chargers have been supplied and commissioned by BHEL and the Company is also in advanced stages of offering indigenously developed end-to-end e-mobility solutions.