EESL Commissions First EV Charging Station in South Delhi

In a bid to build a robust EV charging infrastructure EESL has inaugurated the first electric vehicle (EV) public charging station in South Delhi.

EESL EV Charging South Delhi

In a bid to build a robust EV charging infrastructure, state-run Energy Efficiency Service Ltd (EESL) has inaugurated the first electric vehicle (EV) public charging station in South Delhi, under its cooperation agreement with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). This is the first of the 75 charging stations to be installed across SDMC areas as per the agreement.

The inauguration coincides with the National Energy Conservation Day being celebrated across the country, EESL said in a statement. The charging station has been installed in the SDMC parking area of the Greater Kailash-1 N Block market.

The installation of public charging stations would help in increasing the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the city. With the increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air providing several health benefits to the public.

In November, EESL had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to establish infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EV) in the SDMC area over a 10-year period.

Under the terms outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding, SDMC and EESL are jointly working to fast-track the adoption of e-mobility in Delhi by installing around 75 public charging stations in South Delhi Municipal Corporation Area.

The procurement of charging units, procurement of related infrastructure shall be borne by EESL along with the operation & maintenance (O&M) of public charging infrastructure by qualified manpower, whereas, SDMC would be responsible for the provision of space for setting up charging infrastructure in its area.

In the first phase, the EV charging station will be installed in 18 locations within 6 months from the effective date, selected through a joint survey by both parties. The total number of finalised locations as per the location assessment will be 75 which may increase/ decrease and include multi-level parking locations in Delhi as well.

Anil Baijal, Lt.Governor, Government of NCT of Delhi said at the time that “it is pivotal to establish a thriving public charging infrastructure to increase EV adoption and enhance consumer convenience. I strongly believe that a supporting infrastructure will surely enhance consumer confidence in electric vehicles in Delhi.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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