The Indian government is preparing to launch a mobile app for electric vehicle users soon. This Super App will inform users about the location of electric vehicle charging stations and their availability in real-time. The government is working with state-run Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) to develop this app. The app will provide information about the tariff of charging stations and will allow users to make and change reservations at nearby stations. CESL will also install 810 electric vehicles on 16 highways and expressways.
CESL made this information official last Wednesday through its official Twitter account. According to the post, the upcoming app will provide information related to EV charging stations, charger type and charging tariff. This will allow users to book nearby stations and make changes related to booking. ET’s one Report According to this, it will be named Super App and it can be released in the coming 4 to 6 weeks.
In another such initiative Niti Aayog launched the E-AMRIT mobile app. This application was created to share information related to Electric Mobility. This app helps the users to share the benefits of Electric Vehicles, its associated savings and all the information happening in the Indian Electric Vehicle Market and Industry. It is available on Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Shifting like EV has now started in India. The government is exploring clean mobility options through subsidies and other avenues. The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari had recently written a written reply to the Rajya Sabha that there are more than 13 lakh electric vehicles registered in India.
CESL recently announced plans to set up 810 electric vehicle charging stations. This plan will cover an area of 16 highways and expressways i.e. 10,275 km. This includes the Mumbai-Pune Highway, Ahmedabad-Vadodara Highway, Delhi-Agra Yamuna Expressway, Eastern Peripheral Expressway, Hyderabad ORR Expressway and Agra-Nagpur Highway. The charging stations here are expected to come up in the next 6 to 8 months.