For addressing the worries of the potential buyers and to make sure that the EV users have recharging facilities in their region the Capital New Delhi will implant over 131 public charging stations.
As per the plan endorsed by the power ministry and the Delhi Government, 33 such facilities will be set up at metro stations, 34 at CNG stations, 24 at Indian Oil Petrol Pumps, 15 at Bharat oil Fuel stations and 9 at Hindusthan oil pumps. Each one will be set up in the parking region of T-3 at IGI Airport and Jamia Millia.
According to sources the Government needs the facilities to be made operational in three months. The centre, in deliberation with municipal authorities and specialists and the Delhi government, has chosen that the three municipal corporation and Delhi Transco Ltd will be the nodal organizations for their specific territories. These were finalized at a gathering led by power minister R.K. Singh in mid-February.
Authorities said the facilities will be worked by the four nodal organizations for a long time and they will charge the users with a fee. The government anticipates that private players should set up comparable charging stations at a later stage when the business turns out to be monetarily feasible.
The Center expects there will be a noteworthy push in the business of electric vehicles in Delhi as government records will purchase or employ a greater amount of them and a couple of car. Major car producers are probably going to dispatch their high range electric vehicles in July.
“One of the reasons why people think twice before buying an electric car is ‘range anxiety’- the apprehension they would have no option to recharge in case the vehicle runs out of battery. The government is trying to address that concern. The skeleton of charging network will bring confidence as one can be sure of getting a charging station in a few km ranges. More stations will come up as demand goes up,” said Alekhya Datta, fellow and area convener of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute).
Authorities said the areas of charging stations have been chosen in such a way, that these can even take into account the need of electric vehicles originating from Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad.