MSEDCL plans to set up 50 e-charging stations
Drivers of electric vehicles may not have to worry about running out of charge on the 820km Mumbai-Nagpur route, MSEDCL plans to set up 50 e-charging stations, one every 35km along the route. The points, 25 on each corridor, will come up in tier-II cities like Nashik, Aurangabad, Jalgaon and Amravati, and will be funded by the state and the Union ministry of heavy industries.
MSEDCL proposes to set up 500 such stations across the state by 2020. They will come up on the Mumbai-Nashik, Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Ratnagiri corridors. At least 12 stations are expected on the high-speed route (both ways included) between Mumbai and Nashik. MSRDC recently finalized seven plots along the Expressway for the stations.
In Mumbai region, the MSEDCL proposes to set up four charging stations in the Bhandup-Mulund belt, six in Thane, and four each in Navi Mumbai and Panvel. BEST has introduced six electric and 25 hybrid electric buses in the fleet, with charging stations at a few depots.