According to officials, two of these 100 charging stations would come at public spaces within a week, while others would be set up eventually
Hundred charging stations for electric vehicles are planned to be installed in the Noida city as per the city’s authority, as it entered into a pact with EES for setting up infrastructure for mobility based on clean energy.
The initiatives and the measures under it were solidified as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Ritu Maheshwari, CEO Noida Authority, and Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director for EESL, a joint venture of public sector undertakings under the Union Ministry of Power, in the presence of NOIDA chairperson Alok Tandon.
“The MoU with EESL is part of our green initiatives. Infrastructure for electric vehicles will encourage use of clean energy-based vehicles and help check pollution, conserve environment,” Tandon told reporters.
He further commented on the revenue model, which is to be set by EESL. Tandon added, “Under the MoU, the Noida Authority will provide EESL with space at parking lots for setting up 100 charging stations. EESL will set up, operate and maintain the charging stations and the entire system is based on revenue sharing model”.
Kumar said EESL has already established 55 such charging stations in Delhi under the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) area, while similar projects are underway in Gurgaon, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Mumbai and Chandigarh. The work is planned to map to greener vehicles and their increasing footprint in the NCR – further aligning with the National E-Mobility Programme.
“Electric vehicles (EVs) are a viable solution to combat air pollution and ensure a greener future. We are spearheading EV adoption in India under the government’s National E-Mobility Programme,” he said.
“EESL believes that ensuring consumer convenience is critical to accelerate e-mobility in India. Developing a robust supporting infrastructure, is therefore, key to catalyse consumer confidence in EVs,” Kumar added.
Maheshwari said the installation of public charging stations will reduce the range of anxiety among the city residents and accelerate the adoption of EVs in the region. “A robust public charging infrastructure complements the legislative efforts in creating a sustainable EV ecosystem. With the increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air and several public health benefits,” the NOIDA CEO said.
According to officials, two of these 100 charging stations would come at public spaces within a week, while others would be set up eventually.
Kumar said EESL has already placed a bulk order of 10,000 cars — Tata Tigor and Mahindra Verito — and procured over 1,500 of them so far.
“1,510 cars we procured have been deployed in service of the government, including those in the prime minister’s office (PMO), Finance Ministry, Cabinet Secretariat,” he claimed.
The Noida Authority said initially these 100 charging stations will come up at parking lots across the city, and if needed they can be planned in residential societies also in the future.