Smart public EV charging station inaugurated in East Delhi
BSES Yamuna Power Limited(BYPL) and EV Motors India Pvt. Ltd have jointly setup smart electric vehicle charging stations in the country. The first station was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia at Patparganj, East Delhi. This newly launched station is equipped with two types of chargers - DC 50 kW with three guns (CCS2 + CHAdeMO + Type 2 AC) which can charge Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV and Tata Nexon, and DC 30 kW with 2 Guns (Both GB/T) which can charge Mahindra e-Verito and Tata Tigor. Two electric vehicles can be charged simultaneously from each charger.
'PlugNgo' the smart public EV charging station
The smart EV charging station, branded PlugNgo, comes with state-of-the-art Central Management System (CMS) that will oversee operations of the EV charger and provide on-site and on-demand customer support. It will also provide information on preventive maintenance as and when required. Depending on the make, an e-vehicle can be fully charged between 45 and 90 minutes. The charging stations under PlugNgo in Delhi are expected to cater to the charging requirements of 15 to 18 cars per day.
The announcement mentions, tentative total cost of running an electric vehicle is between Rs 1.25 to Rs 1.50 cost per km, depending on the make of the vehicle, which is extremely competitive compared to petrol, diesel and even CNG vehicles. Thus a user can save substantially per km on an electric vehicle. Apart from this, an EV will lead to a savings of over 30 tonnes of CO2 for a lifespan of 10 years. The EV charger at the outlet is integrated to the innovative PlugNgo mobile application that enables end consumers to locate and operate chargers. It is available on both Android & iOS platforms.
The mobile application offers features such as charge and pay with your phone by scanning the QR code with your smart phone, locate charger location, type of connector, and status of chargers in terms of availability and navigation, remote Start/Stop operation and tracking of charging and payment history.
Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia launching 'PlugNgo' the smart public EV charging station, at Patparganj, East Delhi
"BYPL is gearing up to play a major role in the emerging EV sector. This is a very exciting moment for us and we are working closely with our strategic partners to set up many more charging stations. This partnership with EV Motors India is a testimonial to these efforts. Through this association, we at BYPL aim to reiterate our commitment to energy efficiency and sustainable growth. We plan to install more such smart public EV charging stations in the months ahead." commented, P R Kumar, CEO - BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL).
"We are delighted to partner with BYPL to launch our first jointly managed EV charging infrastructure. Mobility is going through a global transformation as we build solutions to improve air quality, make clean energy more accessible and reduce fossil fuel dependence. Through this association, we look forward to transforming the mobility landscape in the capital, thereby accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles" commented, Vinit Bansal, Managing Director, EV Motors India.
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