NTPC Collaborates With IOCL to Commission 1st EV Charging Station

NTPC Collaborates With IOCL to Commission 1st EV Charging Station

NTPC, in collaboration with IOCL, has commissioned its first EV charging station at an IOCL petrol pump in Greater Noida

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State-owned power utility NTPC Ltd. has announced the commissioning of its first electric vehicle (EV) charging station along with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL). The charging station has been installed at an IOCL petrol pump in Greater Noida.

The two companies have joined hands to set up many such charging stations. “This EV charging station is the first in a series of such charging stations which have been planned across cities and highways,” the company said in a statement.

The EV charging station offers four charging points to consumers with fast and slow charging options conforming to Bharat DC 001 and Bharat AC 001 standards.

NTPC said the adoption of electric vehicles is expected to help in reducing auto emissions, improving air quality and the country’s dependence on oil imports. As part of its increased focus on setting up electric vehicle charging stations, NTPC has entered into agreements with fuel retailers, Delhi Metro Rail Corp and state government entities for providing electric mobility solutions.

In July, NTPC Ltd had issued a Notice Inviting Applications (NIA), seeking applications from eligible and interested parties for the enlistment of bidders for the development of EV charging infrastructure with Bharat Chargers. In March, the utility had issued a tender for the development of charging infrastructure for EVs. The scope of work had been divided into three sub-items which included, BOQ for 4-Wheeler Charging Infrastructure, BOQ for Bus Charging Infrastructure-I and finally, BOQ for Bus Charging Infrastructure-II.

Around the same time, Hyundai Motor, which had recently showcased its Kona electric Sports Utility Vehicle, said that work is on to set up fast charging facilities in select fuel stations in association with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL).

For providing fast charging facility, Hyundai was working with Indian Oil to develop infrastructure at select fuel stations in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai, Hyundai Motor India Limited MD and CEO S S Kim said at the time.

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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.