Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has officially confirmed the setting up of the first ever charging station for electric vehicles in India. This station has been established at a Nagpur petrol pump. The first electric charging station was launched by Indian Oil Corporation in partnership with Ola. Nagpur is the first city to introduce the Electric Public Transportation model in the entire country and this is another major feat for it. According to IOC, the tie-up with Ola is a major futuristic step for influencing commuting and ecological sustainability is the core focus of the brand which is the country’s foremost oil marketer and refiner.
NITI Aayog has already released its proposal for establishing 135 charging stations for electric vehicles across 55 locations in Delhi-NCR. The proposal, released by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar, has been drafted by AC2SG, the IT solutions organization. The proposal may lead to creation of charging infrastructure across the entire Gurgaon-IGI-South Delhi-Noida belt.
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The proposal for creating this pilot project covers 135 charging stations, out of which 89 will be slower AC or alternate current stations and 46 will be direct current or quick charging DC stations.
This project will need massive co-operation with the respective state governments, private and public organizations, chosen government organizations and other enterprises for successful implementation.