EESL Installs North India’s First-of-its-kind Public Charging Station in Panchkula

The public charging station, which can charge all types of electric cars (e-Cars) free of cost, was inaugurated by Tarun Kapoor, Secretary to Govt. of India (Petroleum and Natural Gas) in the presence of other dignitaries.

January 05, 2021. By Manu Tayal

With an aim to promote e-mobility in the state of Haryana, the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has installed North India’s first-of-its-kind public charging station at the head office of HAREDA, in Panchkula.

The public charging station, which can charge all types of electric cars (e-Cars) free of cost, was inaugurated by Tarun Kapoor, Secretary to Govt. of India (Petroleum and Natural Gas) in the presence of other dignitaries.

This EV charger has been set up by EESL as a part of an agreement with Haryana Renewable Energy Department Agency (HAREDA - New & Renewable Energy Department, Haryana).

The installation is part of EESL’s PCS pilot phase in the state and will be open to public for use, free of cost, and HAREDA will bear its entire cost of installation and maintenance.

Besides, EESL also handed over 5 electric vehicles (EVs) to HAREDA on a dry-lease monthly agreement.  Among the 5 EVs, a Hyundai Kona EV has been deployed at the Head office of the Department in Panchkula while one Tata Nexon EV each will be deployed in district offices of the Department in Gurugram, Faridabad, Panchkula and Karnal.

HAREDA is also actively working for promotion and adoption of EV charging stations and EVs in Haryana and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), a wholly owned subsidiary of EESL for joint partnership to deploy EV charging infrastructure across Haryana, starting with Gurugram, Faridabad, Panchkula and Karnal. The MoU was signed by Dr. Hanif Qureshi, DG Hareda and Rajneesh Rana, GM & Cluster Head (North), EESL in presence of the ACS, NRE.

On the occasion, Tarun Kapoor, Secretary to Govt. of India (Petroleum and Natural Gas) said, “this one-of-its kind public charging station gives EV owners the freedom to choose their preferred EV, based on their respective mobility needs. With charging infrastructure that can address local needs, Haryana has the potential to greatly accelerate EV adoption and reduce the dependence on fossil fuels, thereby reducing the vehicular emissions and decreasing India’s import of petrol-based fuels.”

Trilok Chand Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary to Government Haryana, New and Renewable Energy Department said that The installation of EV Charging station for all types of e-cars in head office is the first step towards providing facility for EV Charging to the owners of the e-vehicles in the state specially residents of tri city. The department will certainly scale up the creation of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the State in near future. It was also stated that Haryana is in the process of framing EV Policy of the State to promote the purchase of e-vehicles.

Dr. Hanif Qureshi, Director General, HAREDA, said that e-vehicles are the only solution to address increasing vehicular pollution in the country. For the promotion of e-vehicle the first step is to provide charging facility in the State. HAREDA is committed to create infrastructure for EV Charging facility all over Haryana, but in the first phase Highways and major cities will be covered. A huge demand has been recently noted for personal mobility vehicles in the State, making this the right time to promote EV adoption. To ensure awareness and adoption, initially the Department will provide free charging facility from this EV Charging Station.  The Department is also planning to sign MOU with TATA Power to expand creation of infrastructure charging stations and EVs across Haryana. 

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