BSES has unveiled its first smart public charging-station in South Delhi’s South Extension-2 market. Equipped with an analytic platform, the smart EV chargers help consumers get a seamless online experience.
BSES has entered into partnerships with several organisations to set-up over 150 smart EV charging stations across its licensed area. Of this, around 50 smart EV charging stations will be set-up in FY 2019-20. The first of the smart public EV charging stations was inaugurated at BSES Grid-Sub Station at South Extension Part 2 by Delhi’s Power Minister Satyendar Jain in presence of the MLA Madan Lal and senior BSES officials, led by the BRPL CEO Amal Sinha.
Located in the heart of the busy South Extension Part 2 market, the smart EV charging station – Blue Smart Charge – can charge two Electric Vehicles (EVs) simultaneously. This has been set- up in partnership between BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), Gensol Charge Pvt Ltd and Techperspect.
These smart charging stations are truly smart and equipped with an ‘analytic platform’, which will help Electric Vehicle (EV) owners get a seamless online experience. Through the ElectreeFi Mobile App, a EV consumer can locate the nearest charging station, make advance online booking and even pay on-line through multiple options.
The tentative total cost of charging, including the cost of electricity (as per DERC tariff) and the overheads (parking charges, recovery of equipment cost etc) is expected to be between INR160- INR200 ($2.24-$2.8) for a full-charge. This translates into a INR1.60 to INR1.80 ($0.022-$0.025) cost per km, 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 8 tonnes of CO2 annually.
According to Amal Sinha, BRPL CEO, “Along with promoting renewable power in a big- way, we are now gearing-up to aggressively push the case of electric vehicles and their charging. For this, we are engaging with key stakeholders and domain experts to evolve strategies and framework to create an ecosystem for the promotion of E-mobility. As part of this resolve, we have also started inducting a fleet of electric cars and partnering organisations to set-up a network of e charging stations – both for the captive use and for our consumers.”
BRPL & BYPL are premier power distribution companies and Joint Ventures between Reliance Infrastructure Limited and GoNCT.