Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) and Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) signed an MOU for creating Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in the state of Telangana under the FAME Scheme of Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India.
The MOU was signed in the presence of Managing Director REIL Dr AK Jain by General Manager, REIL RK Gupta, and General Manager of TSREDCO, GSV Prasad. While REIL has been working with the Department of Heavy Industry, Govt. of India to set up EV Charging Infrastructure across the Country to promote eMobility and has already installed 200 EV Charging Stations in First Phase. TSREDCO has been appointed as State Nodal Agency by Govt. of Telangana for implementation of EV charging stations in the state with the objective of facilitating charging of e- vehicles.
On this occasion, Managing Director REIL Dr Jain stated that the time is ahead for electric mobility and to make it a success, REIL is working very actively and efficiently in this project in an effort to develop charging infrastructure under the Fame Scheme of Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India which is supporting EVs by providing subsidy to promote usage of Electric Vehicle, since the cost of Petrol and Diesel Vehicle is more than the cost of Electric Vehicle which not only reduces the pollution but saves significant foreign currency also in importing petrol and diesel, which would further strengthen economic condition the Country.
Dr Jain reiterated that, DHI has approved additional 270 nos electric vehicle charging stations (AC Smart, DC Fast & DC-FAST-122KW), in Ranchi, Bangalore, Goa, Shimla, Hyderabad, Agra and 4 highways (Delhi-Jaipur, Jaipur-Agra, Agra-Delhi and Mumbai-Pune) out of which the installation on Delhi-Jaipur-Agra-Delhi shall be Solar Grid Hybrid to ensure grid stability. The installation is in advanced stages.
TSREDCO is actively working in Telangana towards the implementation of Electric vehicle charging infrastructure for electric mobility. TSRDCO is proposing to add 138 charging stations under FAME- II in the next one year. TSREDCO also working on the possibilities of introducing Electric vehicles by migrating from IC to EV vehicles with the state Govt. organizations initially. TSREDCO has expressed that this MoU brings a lot of synergy between two organizations in the implementation of EV charging infrastructure for the benefit of the state.
On this occasion, Managing Director REIL, Dr Jain stated that REIL has planned to manufacture electrical vehicle chargers in technical collaboration with reputed manufacturers under the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. The process for identification of the manufacturer has already been started by the Company and there are plans to connect EV charging infrastructure with oil CPSEs and utility companies through its 8 regional offices. REIL has so far undertaken a pilot project for the deployment of 200 EV Chargers (150 AC and 50 DC) in three cities such as Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh. So far, REIL has set up charging stations on the Jaipur-Delhi and Delhi Chandigarh highways for the convenience of EV owners and taxi operators for inter-city transport. All the charging stations established under the above scheme are in public places in Government parking areas like Municipal Corporation, Metro and Railway parking etc.
On this occasion, while reiterating the commitment of REIL “Shaping Rural India” through Electronics, Renewable Energy and IT Solutions, Dr Jain said that the REIL emphasizes innovation. REIL is working towards the progress and development of the Indian economy and society and aligning technologies with various Indian Government missions such as National Dairy Plan, Solar Mission, Make in India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat Mission and Doubling Farmers Income and bringing Technology to rural people. REIL is also covering the urban area through technology.