In a first-of-its-kind initiative to promote electric vehicles (EVs), L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited has teamed up with the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited to facilitate the provision of electric vehicle charging stations at Metro stations.
Miyapur and Balanagar Metro Stations will be charging stations at the beginning and subsequently, the Power Grid will provide similar electric vehicle charging stations across the entire Metro corridors. The initiative has been taken to promote these electric vehicle charging stations for first and last mile connectivity at Metro stations.
In a statement, LTMRHL Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer KVB Reddy said, “We are committed to providing best-in-class eco-friendly green Metro services to citizens of Hyderabad and this is a step in that direction.”
EVs can also assist in stabilization of grid further with Vehicle to Grid (V2G) concept, improving the per capita electricity consumption substantially.
Also, the running cost is considerably low compared to the vehicles run on fossil fuels.
According to the press release, additionally, an app is being developed to help the consumers locate and share the status of availability of the charging station and facilitate online payment towards EV charging for seamless operation with least waiting time with these EV charging stations monitored and operated remotely by Power Grid.