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Energy and Resources Institute to showcase project on EVs

Energy and Resources Institute to showcase project on EVs

Kolkata: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will showcase a project on how Blockchain can be a driver to foster adoption of electric vehicles in the state at the two-day Global Blockchain Congress which is being organised by the state Information Technology & Electronics department at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The project is assuming significance as Bengal is looking forward to use more of E-Vehicles (EV) to reduce

pollution. "One of the major concerns of the prospective customers of electric vehicles is regarding the battery getting completely discharged while travelling for longer distances. This deters a customer from purchasing an EV over a fossil fuel based vehicle. In-order to overcome the lack of charging infrastructure and better utilisation of existing infrastructure, our 'Blockchain' based application would enable individuals to share their private EV chargers with other EV customers (nearby to their homes), thereby increasing utilization of privately-owned EV chargers," an official of TERI said.

He elaborated on the peer-to-peer mode of communication and that nearby EV owners within proximity can use such individual EV chargers to charge their car batteries before they run out. "The owner of an EV charger could make their chargers available to the public during the day time, when chargers are not being used by them. In return, they can be incentivised for lending offers to other EV owners through set protocols," the official added. TERI is one of the 10 organisations out of 200 applicants, whose model has been selected for

the programme.

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