BSES EV charging station launched in Delhi, here is what you should know

Delhi electricity distribution company BSES on Tuesday launched its first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station here in National Capital. Here we bring you few things that you should know about the EV charging station.

The launched EV charging station is part of BSES plan to set up over 150 EV charging stations across its licensed area in the capital.

First of these smart EV charging stations was inaugurated at the discom’s grid sub-station at South Extension Part II in Delhi , by Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain.

BSES has partnered with several organisations to set up over 150 smart EV charging stations across its licensed area.

Around 50 smart EV charging stations will be set-up in financial year 2019-20.

The smart EV charging station – Blue Smart Charge – can charge two EVs simultaneously.

The charging station has been set up in partnership between BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and Gensol Charge Pvt Ltd and Techperspect

These smart charging stations are equipped with an “analytic platform” which will help EV owners get a seamless online experience.

Through the ElectreeFi Mobile App, an EV consumer can locate the nearest charging station, make advance online booking and even pay on-line through multiple options.

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 Rs 160-200 for a full charge. This translates into a Rs 1.60 to Rs 1.80 cost per km, which is extremely competitive compared to petrol, diesel and even CNG vehicles.

Commenting on the development, ABRPL Chief Executive Amal Sinha said in a statement: “Along with promoting renewable power in a big way, we are now gearing up to aggressively push the case of electric vehicles and their charging. For this, we are engaging with key stakeholders and domain experts Ato evolve strategies and framework to create an ecosystem for the promotion of e-mobility.”