The initiative was initiated by the National Highway for Electric Vehicles (NHEV), a commercial enterprise with experience in pilot projects that collaborates with government agencies and the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.
On Friday, the largest 100-point Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station for four-wheelers in India was inaugurated in Gurugram. The station will almost certainly entice local inhabitants to switch to electric vehicles in the near future.
Sector 52's charging station will include a combination of fast and slow chargers and will be capable of charging 576 vehicles in a single day. The initiative was initiated by the National Highway for Electric Vehicles (NHEV), a commercial enterprise with experience in pilot projects that collaborates with government agencies and the NITI Aayog. According to NHEV authorities, the charging station would be a template for future stations on the Delhi-Jaipur national highway and the Yamuna Expressway.
The charging station in Gurugram operates on a revenue-sharing basis and includes 96 active charging ports for electric vehicles, with a daily capacity of 576 electric vehicles.
According to authorities, one charger can charge a car in up to six hours and service four automobiles per day, and 72 such chargers can charge 288 vehicles each day. The rapid DC chargers can charge a vehicle in less than two hours, and this station can comfortably handle 12 vehicles each day. Officials stated, We have 24 such DC 5KW chargers to charge 288 automobiles in a day-night usage scheme.
According to Abhijeet Sinha, the project director of NHEV, it will serve as a model for all future charging stations. We are working with government agencies and the NITI Aayog in a non-commercial capacity, and we are also executing large-scale trial initiatives that can be duplicated at a fair cost across the country, he added.
According to NHEV authorities, this will be the country's largest electric car charging station, with 100 charging units. Previously, the largest charging station was in Mumbai, Sinha explained.
Sinha went on to say that as a trial project, they will install ten electric-charging stations along the Jaipur-Delhi route, four on each side of the highway and one in each city. Similarly, eight stations will be built on the Yamuna Expressway, and all of these investments will be done predominantly by private enterprises in compliance with the standards established by government agencies and regulations, he said, adding that the Gurugram station is run by Alektrify Pvt Ltd.
Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari stated last year that the ministry was in talks with international corporations about building India's first electric highway between Delhi and Jaipur. The Union government's initiatives to encourage electric cars include the construction of e-highways.
According to Sinha, another 100-point charging station under the NHEV would be opened next month in the city's Sector 86. These stations will be able to build infrastructure to fulfil the demand from electric vehicles around the city, he stated.
The charging station opened today accelerates India's entry into the electric vehicle era and opens opportunities for speedier adoption of such automobiles, said Sudhendu J Sinha, adviser (Infrastructure, Connectivity — Transport, and Electric Mobility), NITI Aayog. This station will not only inspire more people to invest in electric vehicles, but it will also stimulate individuals to invest in the charging infrastructure industry.