Haryana’s first-of-its-kind public charging station for EVs inaugurated

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Haryana’s first-of-its-kind public charging station for EVs inaugurated

New Delhi (NVI): With an aim to promote e-mobility in Haryana, the State’s first-of-its-kind public charging station for Electric Vehicles (Evs) was inaugurated in Panchkula today.

Installed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), the charging station can charge any type of EV and shall be open to public for use, free of cost.

Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) will bear its entire cost of installation and maintenance and also plans to install 100 such charging station in the first phase, EESL said.

The EV charging station was inaugurated by Tarun Kapoor, Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas, in the presence of other dignitaries from HAREDA.

Governments, both at Central and State levels are pushing for more and more use of EVs to counter the air pollution problem. In September last year, EESL had announced that it will procure 250 electric vehicles from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor India.

This procurement will utilize USD 5 million from the recent grant provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). EESL has received financing from ADB towards the cost of scaling up and financing high priority areas like Demand Side Energy Efficiency Sector Projects.

These electric vehicles will replace the existing fleet of petrol and diesel vehicles of the Central and state governments. EESL has already received an order for 300 Long Range EVs from the Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT), Kerala to be supplied in initial phase.