Novel public EV Charging Plaza set up in Delhi

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New Delhi:  The Minister for Power, New & Renewable Energy R K Singh today inaugurated India’s first public (Electric Vehicle) charging plaza at Chelmsford Club in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the EV charging plaza is a new avenue for making e-Mobility ubiquitous and convenient in India. Such innovative initiatives are imperative for the creation of a robust e-mobility ecosystem in the country.

EESL is spearheading the EV ecosystem development in India by undertaking demand aggregation for procuring EVs and identifying innovative business models for implementation of Public Charging Station (PCS). EESL in collaboration with NDMC has set up this EV Charging Plaza. This plaza will host 5 Electric Vehicle Chargers of different specifications.

Speaking on the inauguration Power Secretary  Sanjiv Nandan Sahai said, “The charging plaza, with its compatibility with a wide range of electric vehicles will greatly spur e-mobility adoption. This would make EV charging hassle-free and convenient for the consumers, thereby making e-mobility adoption an attractive proposition.”

Union Power Minister Shri R K Singh also launched today “Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency” (RAISE) national programme. At the launch, Mr  Singh stated, “I believe the RAISE initiative can potentially alleviate the issue of bad air quality in workspaces across the nation and pioneer ways to make them healthier and greener. I look forward to the success of their programme and wish both EESL and USAID best of luck for their future endeavours.

 Poor air quality has been a concern in India for quite some time and has become more important in light of the COVID pandemic. As people return to their offices and public spaces, maintaining good indoor air quality is essential for occupant comfort, well-being, productivity and the overall public health.

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