IOC has collaborated with Fortum India on the project
IndianOil, launching the first EV charging station in the country for public use in Hyderabad, has proposed setting up 50 such stations at its fuel service stations in the city in a period of two years.
Initially at two fuel service stations in Hyderabad, IOC in collaboration with Fortum India, established charting stations, on pilot basis on BOOT for 7 years.
Two DC charge points each of 10 KW or 15 KW charging capacity will be possessed by each station and the smart charger can be accessed by EV user using either Fortum charge through and Drive Mobile App or RFID. Initially, the Payment will be processed electronically through Credit card or debit card.
IOC Executive Director (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh) Rahul Bhardwaj said that based on the efficacy of the proposed model, it will be taken up by other locations. The first OMC (Oil Marketing Company) deployed Public EV Charging Stations at its Retail Outlets for general public in the country in Hyderabad turns out to be IOC.
By providing Charging stations at Parks, Metro Stations and Public Places, a robust ecosystem for EVs is being laid down by the Telangana government and is set to announce EV policy as well.
Nina Vaskunlahta, Ambassador of Finland to India, launched the facility through Mobile App virtually, charging an electric vehicle in real time located at Gold-strike Fuel and Services located on Raj Bhavan Road. Another unit was charged at Begumpet by Telangana IT and Industries Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan.
During the next one year, Fortum India Vice-President (Charge and Drive) Awadhesh Kumar Jha said that they are planning to set up about 150-200 such stations in the country, across different cities to give momentum to e-vehicle adoption.
With currently three charging stations having a 6 outlets in, Fortum a leading clean-energy company, would set up 100 stations at 50 fuel service stations in India.
“Hyderabad is among six light house cities chosen by the Niti Aayog to take up pilot initiative on electric vehicles. The State is keen to promote EVs and Hyderabad metro has taken several steps to push for Evs and as many as 200 EVs on Hyderabad roads so far,” said Jayesh Ranjan. PWKD10072018
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