To promote the use of electric vehicles (e-vehicles) in Haryana the first e-charging station has been inaugurated today. It was started by Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr. Tarun Kapoor, at the Renewable Energy Building in Panchkula. In this e-charging station, free-charging facility will be provided to all types of electric vehicles.
On this occasion, Mr. Tarun Kapoor said that if sufficient number of e-charging stations are available for e-vehicles, then more people will be able to use e-vehicles. He said that petrol and diesel have to be imported from outside, but we have enough solar power, therefore, efforts are being made to install such e-charging stations in every corner of the country for e-charging so that people can charge their vehicles without facing inconvenience. He said that now it is necessary to increase the circulation of e-vehicles in the electronic era, for this work is also being done to provide the facility of e-charging points at the petrol pumps.
Additional Chief Secretary, New and Renewable Energy Department, Mr. TC Gupta said that Haryana is the first state in India to conserve renewable energy. For its use, the Haryana Government has taken several necessary steps, which have benefited the citizens greatly. He said that with the availability of e-charging stations, citizens will develop an inclination towards e-vehicles. He said that during the year 2021, Departments in Haryana will hire only e-vehicles.
Additional Chief Secretary said that it has been decided by the department to install e-charging stations at 500 places in the state so that an e-charging station can be set up after every three kilometers. Along with this, positive efforts are being made to provide e-charging stations on the national highway. He informed that due to the introduction of e-vehicles, the consumption per km of petrol and diesel driven vehicles will also be very low. Mr. Gupta informed that subsidy is also being provided on these by the government. He said that noise and pollution from e-vehicles will also be very low and e-charging station will prove to be effective in bringing revolution in the field of e-vehicles.
On this occasion, keys of five e-vehicles were handed over to persons from Karnal, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Panchkula. During the programme, Hareda also signed an agreement with M / s Convergence Energy Service Limited CESL, under which infrastructure will be developed in the state for e-vehicles.
On this occasion, Director General and Secretary, New and Renewable Energy Department, Mr. Hanif Qureshi, among other senior officers were also present.