Delhi and Noida get charging stations for electric vehicles

By autoX Editorial | on June 4, 2017

The NTPC has installed electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi and Noida.

In the wake of promoting electric vehicles among Indian consumers, the National Thermal Power Corporation has installed electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi and Noida.

The NTPC, which is run by the state, has announced that it has ventured into a new business segment with the introduction of new electric vehicle charging stations, which have been installed at its offices in Delhi and Noida. The objective is to promote the adoption of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles among car buyers in India, with power generated from its plants.

The NTPC is planning on installing more such stations in multiple locations in the National Capital Region. The first charging stations have been set up at NTPC offices in Delhi and Noida, and more stations will be installed in the near future.

The Indian government recently stated that it has set itself a target to eliminate the sale of petrol or diesel power cars in India by the year 2030. While that does look like a tall order, some initiatives like investing and creating of infrastructure, are currently being undertaken to create a demand of electrified vehicles in India. The ultimate goal of this initiative will be to bring down the amount of fuel that is being imported.

PowerGrid, another state-run company, is also looking to venture into the segment of electric vehicles and charging stations with the mission to help grow the EV market in India, and reduce the import and running cost of fuel.

Tags: charging stations Noida Delhi NTPC

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