Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched the EV charging station at Kohinoor
building parking lot in Dadar (Mumbai). This is the first EV charging station
in a public parking lot (PPL).
Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray inaugurated the EV charging station and said that more such stations
would come up. Civic officials said they were also planning to install solar
energy plants instead of conventional energy for charging points. Brihanmumbai
Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned Public Electric Vehicles Charging
Stations (PEVCs) across 29 civic-run public parking lots in the city.
EV charging station at Dadar west has the capacity to charge 72 vehicles in a
day, with a 2 DC fast charger, which can charge four vehicles at a time, and
three slow chargers that can charge three vehicles at a time. The DC fast
charger is industrial-grade equipment, which can completely charge a vehicle in
1-1.5 hours, whereas the domestic-grade AC charger or slow charger takes six to
seven hours to do the same job.
the first phase, the civic body plans to procure about 100 vehicles for
official purposes and transportation of garbage by the Solid Waste Management (SWM) department.
Source: The Indian Express
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