EV Motors India (EVM) on Monday (February 24) announced that it has signed an agreement with BSES Yamuna Power (BYPL) to install and operate charging stations for electric vehicles at select locations under the jurisdiction of BYPL.
The companies said that with this association, they aim to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the city. EVM and BYPL will work jointly to create, operate and maintain charging infrastructure using PlugNgo’s innovative cloud-based integrated software platform. BYPL caters to power needs of 1.7 Mn customers in East and Central Delhi.
BSES Yamuna Power CEO P R Kumar said, “Charging infrastructure for EV vehicles is the need of the hour. We are working with strategic partners to facilitate setting-up of charging stations in East and Central Delhi to bring in a change in the mobility landscape.”
EV Motors is planning on establishing an electric mobility ecosystem in the country including providing a connected network of PlugNgo EV charging stations and a robust software platform that includes a payment system for availing the e-charging facility.
It has launched ‘PlugNgo’ in DLF Cybercity, Gurugram and is seeking to install over 6500 charging outlets, each with multiple charging stations, spread across cities, businesses and residential complexes of India, over the next five years.
Arvind Gujral, CEO – EV Charging Infrastructure (PlugNgo) said, “PlugNgo is committed to reducing dependency on fossil fuel-based vehicles by offering energy-efficient solutions.”
Delhi’s EV Charging Push
In a bid to push electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the country, the Indian government has approved the setting up of 2,636 EV charging stations in January. These charging stations, spread across 62 cities in 24 states and union territories, are going to be established under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles in India (FAME or FAME-II) scheme.
Besides this central government project, the Delhi government also started its plan to set up 75 charging stations across the city. The project is running in Delhi by state-run Energy Efficiency Service Ltd (EESL), in collaboration with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).
As Delhi is currently the most polluted city in the world, the adoption of green mobility is the need of the hour for the state. For this, the Delhi government has also rolled out a draft EV policy in 2018, which will be applicable till 2023.
The Delhi government has pointed out that it aims to have EVs as nearly 25% of all vehicles on the roads by 2023. For this, the government’s policy has clarified that its EV policies will be applied exclusively to battery electric vehicles (as defined in Annexure -1, FAME India).