With the recent advancement in technology, the automobile industry has been blessed with a wonderful boon, and that is Electronic vehicles. Electronic vehicles are fully eco-friendly because they run with the help of electrically powered engines.
One of the major advantages of owning and driving an electrical car is that no toxic gases, especially the ones which pollute the environment or smoke or soot nothing are emitted into the environment. Unlike petroleum or diesel, it is a renewable source of energy. Using an electrical vehicle is much better than using hybrid cars as they run with the help of gases that even emit toxins into the environment.
Maharashtra is one of the leading manufacturers of electric vehicles in India and announces its electric vehicle policy on July 13th, 2021 which will be valid till March 31, 2025. It has promoted the adoption of E- vehicles that will benefit both the consumers and the manufacturers. After a month of announcing its EV policy, the environment Minister of Maharashtra, Aaditya Thackeray, inaugurated the first EV charging point at the Kohinoor building public parking lot in Dadar West.
According to reliable sources, the station holds the capacity of charging 72 vehicles in a day, with the help of 2 DC fast charger, which has the capability to charge 4 vehicles at a time and 3 slow charging point that can charge 3 vehicles at a time. The DC fast charger is industrial upgraded equipment that can charge a vehicle in almost one and half hours. This is very much different from the AC charger or the slow charger as mentioned above, which takes almost, more than 6 to 7 hours to perform the same job. It has been finalized that Rs.15 per unit will be collected for charging such vehicles.
After the inauguration ceremony, Thackeray stated, that similar charging stations as the first EV charging point would be set up in various public places in Mumbai very soon as they are the “ need of the hour”. The process might take some time but according to him environment-friendly electric vehicles must be used, in order to stop the degradation of the environment and this is just a baby step to promote the use of E-Vehicles which might become a huge attempt to protect our Earth. He said that he is interested in conducting a survey and according to the plan by BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation), more PEVCSs ( Public Electric Vehicles Charging Station) will be set up at two parking lots, across 29 civic-run, public parking lots in the city.
It has been seen that Electric Cars reduce 50 to 60 percent of the CO2 Emissions, this is a major step to control the Global Warming Scenario.