Hyderabad Metro will become the first metro rail system in the country to set up electric vehicle charging stations.
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The charging stations will be first set up at Miyapur station and Dr BR Ambedkar station at Balanagar, Later across all Metro stations in the city, announced L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) on Friday.
The provision is being provided by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited in partnership with L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL ) and will be developed on a Vehicle to Grid (V2G) concept. The charging ports will be of the Bharat Charger DC-001 standard, approved by Government of India.
KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, LTMRHL 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. As India is aiming at high renewable energy penetration, channelizing this energy to EV, the net CO2 generation can be brought down to almost zero.”
With Vehicle to Grid (V2G) concept, EVs can also help in stabilisation of grid. As market evolves it expects to deploy compatible chargers meeting international standards for all type of Electric Vehicles.
Not just a movement towards green metro but also, towards smart city. Hence, an app is also under development which will help consumers locate and share the status of availability of the charging station. Also, will facilitate online payment towards EV Charging for seamless operation with least waiting time. These EV charging stations shall be monitored and operated remotely by Power Grid.
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Source: The Hindu Business Line