New Delhi. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), charging an Electric Vehicle (EV) in Mumbai will cost Rs 15 per unit. According to BMC’s calculations, an electric car will take 20 to 30 units of electricity to be fully charged and it will cost the users around Rs 200 to Rs 400. It takes 3 kWh to charge the Ola electric scooter. It takes three units to fully charge an average scooter. An electric vehicle gives a driving range of 140 to 170 kms on a full charge. BMC has launched the city’s first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station at Kohinoor Public Parking Lot (PPL) in Dadar and 25 more such EV charging stations are expected to be built.
It costs so much in Delhi – In Delhi, the government has fixed Rs 4.5 per unit for low tension charging of e-vehicles and Rs 5 per unit for high tension electric vehicles. Service charge will also be levied depending on the charging facility. It will cost around Rs 120 to Rs 150 for a full charge of an electric vehicle in Delhi. The government claims that it has the lowest tariff in the country. There are also charging facilities for e-bikes like Hero Electric, Ola, Okinawa and Ampere brands, e-cars like Tata and Mahindra, e-autos and e-carts.
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It costs so much in Bangalore – Delhi’s Transport and Environment Minister Kailash Gahlot said there are over 70 charging stations in and around Delhi, and many more are expected in the coming months. Even though Mumbai and Delhi are adopting electric vehicles to reduce air pollution, Bengaluru has 136 charging points at 70 locations across the city. According to a media report, only 800 to 1000 charging sessions are being recorded every month. Of the 27,000 e-vehicles registered in Karnataka, 17,000 are plying in Bengaluru alone.
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The state government undertaking intends to build a charging station every 5 km to ensure that the electric e-vehicles do not get stuck in the middle. There are two types of charge in an electric vehicle. It has a fast charger running on a direct current (DC) which charges the electric vehicle in 60 to 110 minutes. On the other hand, there is a slow charger which charges the electric vehicle in between 6 to 7 hours. Slow charger is also called Alternate Charge (AC).
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