Low Cost Charging System Developed
- The Department of Science and Technology (DST), the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India, in close coordination with the NITI Aayog team have been work on this initiative.
- The price could be very low (approx. Rs 3,500) in comparison to the Existing charging solutions cost (between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000.)
- Low price
- can be installed in any place with access to a 220-volt, 15-ampere power line.
- Parking lots of Metro and railway stations, shopping malls, hospitals, office complexes, apartments, and even small coffee shops or Kirana outlets could be ideal spots.
- The charging system has a charger, a smart electric socket capable of communicating with a mobile phone, and mobile apps with provisions to make payments.
- One of the biggest hurdles in the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in India has been the limited availability of charging stations.
- People can charge their vehicle batteries in a few minutes.
- A full charge, from 0 to 100 percent, can be done within half an hour to 45 minutes. With current batteries, a full charge is enough to travel 80 to 100 km in a city.