The Maharashtra government introduced a mass project to grow the Electric Vehicle charging stations in Mumbai. The government intends to setup 1,500 Electric Vehicle stations in the years to come, Mumbai alone gets 134 stations which are expected to be installed shortly.
The government has invited tenders for setting up EV charging stations in Mumbai on a twelve-year lease.
“We will team up with private parties to strengthen the infrastructure of Electric Vehicles. Power will be available at a concessional rate of 5.5 per unit”- mentioned a senior government official.
The consumption charge shall be lesser by a rupee at night hours. An open space of 100sqmt would be a minimum requirement to set up a charging station. The Electric Vehicle charging stations would be outside large residential complexes with drive through access to the main road in proximity, shopping malls, movie hubs, banquets, recreational centers & restaurants. All such public places where vehicles can be parked in huge numbers without any disruption to vehicular movement- stated Bipin Shrimali (Chairman & MD of Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy & Infrastructure Technology Ltd.
The Maharashtra state’s Electric Vehicle policy 2021 intends to achieve 25% electrification of city public transport and the last batch of delivery vehicles by 2025 across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Also, influence the sale of electric scooters & cars.
Therefore, the need for an adequate number of charging stations becomes extremely important. Excluding the charging stations being set up at 27 Best Depot’s & a29 BMC public parking lots in Mumbai.
Around 300-350, Electric Vehicle charging stations have been installed in Mumbai & Maharashtra over the past year through strategic tie-ups with Vendor. This includes 70 in Mumbai and 30 in Navi Mumbai stated an official from ADDA, which has over 12 years of presence in the Apartment Society Management industry.