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Indian Oil opens India’s first electric vehicle charging station in Nagpur



After a home, a car is typically the second most expensive purchase anyone makes and settling on a new vehicle is not a decision that one can take hastily. Every year car makers are launching newer variants of cars to allure the customers and provide them with more features at reasonable rates. Such has been the advancement in technology that cars have gone beyond the use of fuels. The newest kid in the block is the electric car.

electric vehicle charging station in Nagpur

Vehicle Charging Station in Nagpur

Electric cars have proven to be advantageous over the conventional fuel cars including cheaper maintenance and being more environment friendly. If you own a fuel car you have to fill in the tank only from a gas station. However for electric cars you can sit in the comfort of your house and charge up your car without having to go out. Most electric vehicles reach about 80% of charge in 30 minutes. While the DC chargers can fully charge an electric vehicle in 45 to 60 minutes, the AC one takes 6 to 7 hours.

But it might seem like a problematic situation if you are out for a drive and the charge runs out. Even though the electric car is playing catch up with the fuel cars the facilities needed for smooth is still in the development process. Gas stations are plenty all over the world for fuel cars but charging stations are yet to come up. Indian Oil in India has taken the first initiative to build a charging station for electric cars.

Indian Oil has partnered with cab aggregator Ola to set up the charging station at an IOC petrol pump in the city of Nagpur. Nagpur was the first city to introduce the electric public transportation model in India, and now it has added one more feather to its cap by adding the first electric charging station at Indian Oil's COCO fuel station in the city.

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Government of India had launched the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan in 2013 that aims at gradually ensuring a vehicle population of about 6-7 million electric and hybrid vehicles in India by 2020. The vision enunciated two years ago is for India to have 100 per cent EVs by 2030. With electric cars taking over the vehicle market one has to be ensure that proper facilities including numerous charging stations are built throughout every city in the country for its smooth run and the launch of the first charging station in Nagpur is the first big step towards the fulfilment of that dream.

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