India’s largest EV charging station has been set up at Delhi-Jaipur National Highway in Gurugram. The project was launched by the National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV), a private entity that has expertise in carrying out pilot projects and is working with government agencies and the NITI Aayog. The EV charging station has the capacity of 100 charging points for 4 wheelers.
During the launch of the charging site, Abhijeet Sinha, National Programme Director, Ease of Doing Business programme and Project Director of National Highway for Electric Vehicle in additional charge said, "India is on the verge of making investment in E-mobility charging infra setup highly competitive compared to fuel stations in terms of ease in licensing, commissioning, electrification, certification and to draw revenue equivalence with existing petrol pumps."
"Electric vehicle charging station of this size and magnitude is rare and will be instrumental for the industry to experience actual Ease of Doing Business in smooth 'Certification Compliance' and 'Safety Standards'. Electric vehicles are the future and this station is our prototyped preparation for that future," he said. There are 74 AC chargers and 26 DC fast chargers at this EV charging station located in Sector 52, Gurugram, that can charge up to 700 cars per day. This station has been installed and operated by Alektrify. More such stations coming up in 9 Cities across India by 2023.
This station is even bigger than the EV charging station located in Navi Mumbai with 16 AC & 4 DC charging ports.