New Delhi, Jun 12: Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday inaugurated the national capital’s first electric vehicle smart charging station at South Extension Part 2.
Mr Jain inaugurated the smart charging station at South Extension Part 2 in the presence of Kasturba Nagar MLA Madan Lal, BRPL CEO Amal Sinha and other senior BSES officials.
This move is in line with the previous notified solar policy and electric vehicle policy of the Delhi Government and will bolster green and sustainable initiatives of the Delhi Government in the energy and mobility sector.
The charging station has been setup in partnership between BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), Gensol Charge Pvt Ltd and Techperspect.
To create an ecosystem of e-mobility, BSES has entered into partnerships with several organisations to set-up over 150 smart EV charging stations in its licensed area, of which, 50 smart EV charging stations will be deployed in FY 2019-2020.
Through the ElectreeFi Mobile App, consumers can locate the nearest EV charging station on a mobile application, book their charging time in advance and pay online through digital methods which include credit/debit cards, E-Wallets, UPI and BHIM. Charging initiation and session authentication is done using RFID, SMS and Mobile Apps whilst a warning will be alerted if vehicle connector is not properly connected to the electric vehicle. The smart public chargers are 15 kilowatt and take an hour to fully charge a vehicle.
The tentative total cost of charging, including the cost of electricity (as per DERC tariff) and the overheads (parking charges, recovery of equipment cost etc) is expected to be between Rs 160-Rs 200 for a full-charge.
This translates into rate of Rs 1.60 to Rs 1.80 per km, which is extremely competitive compared to petrol, diesel and even CNG vehicles. Thus a user can save substantially per km on an electric vehicle. Apart from this, an Electric Vehicle will lead to a savings of over 8 tonnes of CO2 annually.
At the inauguration, Mr Jain said, “This charging station, first of 50 in 2019-2020 with over 150 planned with multiple partnerships will bolster decentralized energy management and battery storage which are key governance components of Delhi’s sustainability roadmap. The ElectreeFi app will streamline the process for consumers through seamless user experience and provide analytics for decision support. I congratulate the Power Department and BSES Rajdhani for speedily aligning themselves with the vision of the Delhi Government in sustainability, energy, and environment enumerated through the Solar Policy and Electric Vehicle Policy.”