Goa CM inaugurates first public EV charging station set up by CESL

This article was published on : January 30, 2021

The establishment of EV charging stations is part of the agreement signed between EESL and Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) on November 6, 2020.

New Delhi: The Chief Minister of Goa, Pramod Sawant, on Thursday inaugurated the first public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the state as part of the Green Goa Initiative.

 The EV charger has been installed by Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Service Limited (EESL), at the Assembly Complex of Goa Legislative Secretariat. It is a 142-kW fast charger and is the first among the 12 public EV chargers to be set up by CESL.

 The establishment of EV charging stations is part of the agreement signed between EESL and Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) on November 6, 2020.

 The Chief Minister also flagged off two Electric Vehicles — a Hyundai Kona, and a Tata Tigor — from the Goa Legislature Secretariat, Assembly Complex, Porvorim.

 On the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “The Goa government is hoping to set an example for the nation by emerging as a frontrunner in electric vehicle standards. If pollution is to be reduced, it is necessary to move to electric vehicles. With this collaboration, I hope we will be able to meet the charging infrastructure requirements of the state. I congratulate CESL for this initiative and hope that the other states will also come forward to boost EVs and EV charging infrastructure.”

 Mahua Acharya, CEO and MD, CESL, said “Adoption of EVs for daily commute is essential for a wide range of goals, including better air quality, enhanced energy security, transition to clean energy sources, along with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. With vehicular pollution being a persistent source of reduced air quality within the state, rapid adoption of zero-emission vehicles is of great importance and so is the deployment of proper EV charging infrastructure.”

 So far, three high-capacity combo EV chargers of 122-150kW, Type 2 AC standards have been installed that can charge long-range EVs like Hyundai Kona, Tata Nexon and MG EV variants.

 Adjoining these EV chargers, Bharat Standard DC001 EV chargers are planned for recharging moderate range EVs such as Tata Tigor and Mahindra e-Verito. This shall be completed in next month, according to the release.

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