Raipur: Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) and Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) have signed an MoU for creating Electric Vehicle (EVs) charging infrastructure in the state of Telangana under the ‘FAME Scheme’ of the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. The MoU has been signed in the presence of REIL’s Managing Director (MD) Dr AK Jain by REIL’s General Manager RK Gupta, and TSREDCO General Manager GSV Prasad. While REIL has been working with the Department of Heavy Industry to set up EV charging infrastructure across the country to promote e-mobility and has already installed 200 EVs charging stations in the first phase. TSREDCO has been appointed as ‘State Nodal Agency’ by the government of Telangana for implementation of EVs charging stations in the state with the objective of facilitating charging of e-vehicles.
On this occasion, 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 the Department of Heavy Industries. The government is supporting EVs by providing subsidy to promote usage of EVs 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 in the second phase (DC SMART, 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 implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure for e-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 government organisations initially. TSREDCO has expressed that this MoU brings lot of synergy between two organisations in the implementation of EV charging infrastructure for the benefit of the state.
On this occasion, 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. 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 government’s 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.