Advancing the effort to build a robust E-vehicle charging infrastructure to enable adoption of Electric Vehicles, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) in a joint venture with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under Union Ministry of Power, on Saturday launched its first electric vehicle public charging station in the SDMC parking area of Greater Kailash 1 N Block market.
While inaugurating, the Mayor Sunita Kangra said that the inauguration coincides with the National Energy Conservation Day being celebrated across the country.
She said that the electric public vehicle charging stations will hopefully boost sale of electric public vehicle and will contribute in decreasing pollution in Delhi.
"With commissioning of charging station in large number the dependence on the fossil fuel will decrease and environmental protection will get boost. Apart from this the acceptance of e-vehicles in the society will become high," said Kangra.
On the occasion Commissioner Gynesh Bharti said that working at a rapid pace, in a period of two weeks, SDMC has installed the charging station, after the signing the agreement with EESL.
He added that E-Vehicles are economical and more efficient than petrol & diesel vehicles as the running cost of e-vehicle is less than 1 rupee per kilometre and other vehicles running cost is more than 6 rupees per kilometre.
This is the first of the 75 charging stations to be installed across SDMC area as per the agreement with EESL which will cater to the requirements of electric cars of general public.
Bharti further said that SDMC will be installing charging stations at Aurobindo Place Market, B6 Safdarjung Enclave, GK-1 R Block Market, Sukhda Hospital, Hauz Khas Village, Malviya Nagar main market, Max hospital Saket, PVR Priya Vasant Vihar, SDA Rose Garden, Siri Fort Auditorium, H-block Market, Sarita Vihar, Lajpat Nagar, Living Style Mall Jasola, Nehru Place - BSES, Nehru Place - Plot No.81-85, Janakpuri District Center- On the deck, Dwarka Sec-6 Market, Dwarka Sec-12 Metro Station.