The engineering team of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has not only designed an electric vehicle (EV) charging station but has also commissioned it in Simdhari, located in Vishakhapatnam.
The station can charge three electric vehicles simultaneously and is fully equipped with all the amenities like parking bays, lighting, power supply, and Wi-Fi access for automated monitoring and CCTV surveillance.
NTPC also announced the installation of an EV charging station at Talcher Super Thermal Power Station in the state of Odisha recently. The charging station will cater to the needs of the EVs owned by the company as well as its employees.
Lately, the EV charging segment in India has been getting highly-competitive with an increasing number of players entering the market. Recently, Fortum signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NBCC, a Government of India Navratna enterprise, to develop EV charging infrastructure throughout the country.
The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) is also looking to diversify its portfolio and enter into EV charging infrastructure across the country.
Moreover, power conglomerate ABB India has submitted a bid recently to provide 4,500 charging stations in response to a government tender.
Reference- Website of Respective Companies, Mercom India, ET, The Hindu