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NTPC ties up with Jabalpur, Jabalpur City Transport Service to set up EV charging infra

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The Economic Times
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NTPC has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jabalpur Smart City Limited and Jabalpur City Transport Services Limited for setting up charging infrastructure for all segments of electric vehicles across the city. 

Ved Prakash, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Jabalpur & Managing Director, Jabalpur City Transport Services Limited said "Reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gases emissions is need of the hour and switching over to electric mobility will definitely help to achieve the cause. Jabalpur intends to become the model city by adopting the electric mobility for segments of electric vehicles and lead other cities to replicate Jabalpur model. Going ahead the charging of EVs shall be done by Renewable Energy sources making the initiative complete green." 

Praveen Saxena, General Manager, NTPC said "NTPC is committed to develop the charging infrastructure for Electric Vehicles across the country. NTPC shall design the optimum charging infrastructure required for the city based on inputs received from Jabalpur administration. At present, the electricity connection shall be secured from discoms, however, NTPC intends to bring its own Power at its charging stations for making the input electricity cost affordable for EV owners." 

The MoU plans to cover all major activities in value chain from planning and designing the complete ecosystem to making investment and operating the charging infrastructure using cloud based system. 

This is the first major step taken by NTPC where a complete city shall be taken up for developing charging infrastructure for all segments of Electric Vehicles which will support and boost Government of India plans on e-mobility, the official statement said. 

Author: sustainabilityoutlook