Advancing the effort to build a robust EV charging infrastructure to enable adoption of Electric Vehicles, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), a civic body under Municipal Corporation of Delhi, and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture under Ministry of Power, inaugurated the first electric vehicle public charging station by EESL in the SDMC area. The inauguration coincides with the National Energy Conservation Day being celebrated across the country. The EV charger has been installed in the SDMC parking area of Greater Kailash 1 N Block market in New Delhi.
Working at a rapid pace, in a period of two weeks, EESL has installed the charging station, after the signing the agreement with SDMC. This is the first of the 75 charging stations to be installed across SDMC area as per the agreement.
Sunita Kangra, Mayor, SDMC and Bhupender Gupta, Chairman of the Standing Committee, SDMC inaugurated the charging station in the presence of Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Leader of the house, SDMC, Delhi, Shikha Rai, Counselor of the area, Tulsi Joshi, Chairperson of the zone, Gyanesh Bharti, Municipal Commissioner, SDMC and Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL amongst other dignitaries.
With installation of public charging stations, the range anxiety among residents is expected to reduce, which would help in increasing the adoption of EVs in the city. With increasing penetration of EVs, the local emission of pollutants is also expected to reduce, leading to cleaner air providing several health beneﬁts to the public.