The minister informed that the Delhi government is supporting the mass adoption of electric vehicles in the state. Delhi Government has started the application for appointment of Chief Executive Officer and professionals for setting up Special Electric Vehicle (EV) Cell.
Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation (DTIDC) has invited applications for the post of one Chief Executive Officer or Project Manager, two Deputy Directors and two Young Professionals on contract basis for two years.
Let us tell you that with the development of public charging infrastructure in the country, the sales of electric vehicles are increasing. The government has stepped up efforts to augment the public charging infrastructure by involving private and public agencies (BEE, EESL, PGCIL, NTPC, etc.).
Several private companies have also come forward to set up EV charging stations in order to gain the trust of the consumers and develop a convenient charging network grid. While several private companies including Hero Electric, Ather and Ola have come to the fore in the development of charging stations in the country, public sector companies like Indian Oil and Bharat Petroleum are also playing an important role in setting up charging stations.
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has started the fast-charging corridor for charging electric vehicles on the 900 km highway of Chennai-Trichy-Madurai. Charging stations have been provided at 10 fuel pumps of BPCL on this stretch of highway. The company has deployed CCS-2 DC fast-chargers on a stretch, making it the first Electric Vehicle (EV) friendly highway in the country.
BPCL has installed charging stations on high traffic stretches on Chennai-Trichy-Madurai Highway. The company is converting 7,000 conventional retail petrol pumps into power stations that offer customers multiple fuel options including EV charging facility.