EESL, SDMC inaugurate 1st EV charging station
New Delhi: In a bid to build a robust EV charging infrastructure, state-run Energy Efficiency Service Ltd (EESL) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Saturday inaugurated the first electric vehicle public charging station in south Delhi.
Mayor Sunita kangra said that the inauguration coincides with the National Energy Conservation Day being celebrated across the country. She said that the electric public vehicle charging stations will hopefully boost sale of electric public vehicle and will contribute in decreasing pollution in Delhi.
On the occasion Commissioner Gynesh Bharti said that working at a rapid pace, in a period of two weeks, SDMC has installed the charging station, after the signing the agreement with EESL. He added that E-Vehicles are economical and more efficient than petrol & diesel vehicles as the running cost of e-vehicle is less than 1 rupee per kilometre and other vehicles running cost is more than 6 rupees per kilometre.
EESL has installed the charging station after the signing an agreement with SDMC. This is the first of the 75 charging stations to be installed across SDMC areas as per the agreement. The installation of public charging stations would help in increasing the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the city.