Week in India: Jio-BP Opens Up EV Charging Hubs In Delhi; Delhi Govt. Proposes To Mandate 25% Of New Registrations Of Cabs To Be Electric and More

Jio-BP Opens Up EV Charging Hubs In Delhi Jio-BP opens up India’s largest electric vehicle charging hubs in the city of Delhi. Jio-bp is an Indian fuels and mobility joint […] The post Week in India: Jio-BP Opens Up EV Charging Hubs In Delhi; Delhi Govt. Proposes To Mandate 25% Of New Registrations Of Cabs To Be Electric and More appeared first on EMobility+.

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Jio-BP Opens Up EV Charging Hubs In Delhi

Jio-BP opens up India’s largest electric vehicle charging hubs in the city of Delhi. Jio-bp is an Indian fuels and mobility joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and bp called Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML). Jio-bp has been working with original equipment manufacturers, technology partners, and demand aggregators to make the largest EV charging infrastructure in the country. “Jio-bp has constructed and launched one of the country’s largest EV charging hubs in Dwarka, Delhi with BluSmart as its primary customer,” RIL said. They bring together a range of services for consumers on the move – including additivised fuels, EV charging, refreshments & food, and plan to offer more low carbon solutions over time. The joint venture is well-positioned to become a leader in fuels and mobility by leveraging Reliance’s vast presence and deep experience in consumer businesses across India, with its hundreds of millions of customers in Jio and Reliance Retail, and bp’s extensive global experience in high-quality differentiated fuels, lubricants, convenience, and advanced low carbon mobility solutions.

Delhi Govt. Proposes To Mandate 25% Of New Registrations Of Cabs To Be Electric

The Delhi government has suggested mandating 25% of new registrations of cabs to be electric. This would include food delivery applications like Zomato and Swiggy and cab operations like Uber and Ola. The government has asked for comments from stakeholders on this proposal. This draft also suggests having half of all new registrations for ride-sharing and deliveries (two and three-wheelers) be electric, just within a year of registration. In Delhi, the transport sector pollutes the most according to a report. Cabs are one of the main polluting sources in the city and each cab travel around 145,000 km (90,000 miles) every year on average. The proposal if approved can benefit on health and finances of the public health system which is badly affected by pollution. This move can also decrease the demand for fossil fuels in the city. It also includes imposing penalties if the company does not comply with the transition targets.

BEST To Convert 200 Diesel Buses To E-Buses By Year End

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) will convert 200 diesel buses to green electric buses and it plans to have 100% electric buses by the end of 2022. “We have decided to do away with any vehicle which does not run on green fuel – either electric or CNG. The 200 vehicles on diesel will be replaced with e-vehicles soon,” said BEST General Manager, Lokesh Chandra. A few months back, BEST said that it will retrofit its diesel buses with CNG kits and now it has decided to convert the diesel buses. This will speed up the electrification process of the entire fleet. The target is to have around 50% electric buses by 2023 and 100% electric buses by 2027 in Mumbai. The city has around 500 mini diesel buses run by private contractors which will be made to switch to clean fuel. “However, we will procure new buses only on wet-lease under which we pay a nominal lease for each bus for a 10-12 year contract. This will save us a lot of money. We will ensure that the buses are environment friendly, provide comfortable AC rides at affordable fares,” he concluded. Rcently, BEST in wake of achieving 50% electrification of its fleet, will be signing orders for procurement of 2,100 additional e-buses in January 2022. This would make BEST’s electric bus fleet six times the present.

IIT Develop New Tech for Charging Electric Vehicles Which Costs Half the Current One

Researchers from various IITs have developed a new technology for charging Electric Vehicles which costs about half of the current on-board charger technology and can help to significantly reduce the cost of two-and-four-wheeler EVs. According to the team, the lab scale development has already been done at IIT (BHU) and upgradation and commercialisation was in progress. One of the country’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer has also shown interest in this new technology and is ready to develop a full-fledged commercial product that can be applied to existing electric vehicles, the team claimed without naming the company. The technology has been developed at IIT (BHU), Varanasi, in collboration with experts from IIT Guwahati and IIT Bhubaneshwar. The technology will be completely indigenous and will have a significant impact on driving electric vehicles on Indian roads in a big way.

DTC To Deploy 1500 Electric Buses

The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to deploy 1500 electric buses according to Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister of Delhi. This will make Delhi the first state to have electric buses on a large scale. Kailash Gahlot said, “Under Hon’ble CM Arvind Kejriwal’s vision, we’re committed to achieving 100% electrification of buses. DTC will soon be deploying 1500 e-buses as part of TheGrandChallenge. Convergence CESL has announced RFP. Delhi will be the 1st state to adopt e-buses at such scale.”
“The website is developed as a distinctive modern website to provide all the required information to the potential EV consumer and make it interactive to suit the needs and aspirations of the consumer by being responsive for mobile devices and intuitive to easily find information to visitors,” the Delhi government said. “As the charging stations are growing each day in Delhi, the website will provide real-time updated numbers to the users,” it said.

KSRTC To Operate 50 AC Electric Buses

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) to operate fifty 12m AC electric buses in Bengaluru on 6 inter-city routes. 15 buses out of 50 will be operated from and to Davanagere, 10 from and to Shivamogga, 8 from and to Mysuru, 7 from and to Madikeri, and 5 from and to Virajpet, and Chikkamagaluru. Under the second phase of FAME scheme, Evey Trans Pvt Ltd, a Hyderabad based company will provide this order. The contract was signed for 12 years time period and KSRTC will pay Rs 55/km. Using electric buses instead of diesel buses will also save operational costs. Electric buses are the need of the hour as it is environment friendly. “These AC electric buses will have 43 seats. The firm will also deploy a driver and set up charging stations at these locations. The company will run 450km per bus a day. The conductor will be from KSRTC and the fare will be the same as that aboard diesel AC buses,” said a senior KSRTC official.

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