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Hyderabad Metro to set up e-vehicle charging stations

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on May 20, 2018

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Ltd plans to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging facility at metro stations in partnership with PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd. It will be the first metro rail in the country to provide the facility. The charging stations will be monitored and operated remotely by PowerGrid.

With the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept, EVs can also help in stabilisation of the grid. Hyderabad Metro has signed a contract with PowerGrid to promote e-vehicles for the first and last mile connectivity at metro stations.

KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, Hyderabad Metro, said: “We are committed to provide best in class eco-friendly green metro services to the citizens of Hyderabad and this is a step in that direction. The running cost is also considerably low compared to the vehicles run on fossil fuels.”

To start with, PowerGrid will develop charging stations at Miyapur and Dr BR Ambedkar Balanagar Metro Stations. It will subsequently develop these across the entire metro corridor. To cater to the needs of currently available vehicle types, it plans to deploy Bharat Charger DC-001.

As the market evolves, the power company will deploy compatible chargers meeting international standards for all type of electric vehicles.

It is also developing a mobile app to help e-vehicles locate charging stations and facilitate online payment.

Published on May 20, 2018

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