Noida To Get 100 EV Charging Stations, Can Charge Four Electric Vehicles At A time
Noida will soon get 100 charging stations for electric vehicles as the Noida Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. for setting up charging infrastruture in the city.
These 100 EV charging stations will come up at parking lots across Noida and, if needed, they can be planned in residential societies as well.
A basic EV charging stations can be set up for Rs 2 lakh and can charge four vehicles at a time. The general cost per unit of electricity would come up to Rs 9-10. Thus, a full charge would cost Rs 170 and take around 90 minutes.
The MoU was signed by Ritu Maheshwari, chief executive officer of Noida Authority, and Saurabh Kumar, managing director for EESL, on Wednesday in the presence of Noida Chairperson Alok Tandon.
"The MoU with EESL is part of our green initiatives. Infrastructure for electric vehicles will encourage use of clean energy-based vehicles and help check pollution, conserve environment," Tandon told reporters.
“Under the MoU, the Noida Authority will provide EESL with space at parking lots for setting up 100 charging stations for electric vehicles. EESL will set up, operate and maintain the charging stations and the entire system is based on a revenue-sharing model,” Tandon said.
According to Kumar, EESL has already set up 55 such charging stations in Delhi in areas that come under the New Delhi Municipal Corporation. Similar projects are underway in Gurugram, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mumbai and Chandigarh.
"Electric vehicles are a viable solution to combat air pollution and ensure a greener future. We are spearheading EV adoption in India under the government's National E-Mobility Programme," he said.
"EESL believes that ensuring consumer convenience is critical to accelerate e-mobility in India. Developing a robust supporting infrastructure, is therefore, key to catalyse consumer confidence in EVs," Kumar added.
Maheshwari said installation of EV charging stations will reduce anxiety over range of an electric vehicle and accelerate their adoption in India.
"The set-up of EV charging stations complements the legislative efforts in creating a sustainable EV ecosystem. With increasing penetration of EVs, vehicular emissions is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air and several public health benefits," the Noida CEO said.
The Noida Authority will also lease five electric vehicles from EESL, in a bid to lead the change to cleaner mobility operations, Tandon said. According to officials, two of these 100 EV charging stations would come at public spaces within a week, while others would be set up eventually.
Kumar said EESL has already placed a bulk order of 10,000 cars—Tata Tigor and Mahindra e-Verito—and procured over 1,500 of them so far.
"1,510 cars we procured have been deployed in service of government, including those in the prime minister's office, finance ministry, cabinet secretariat," he said.