Marking its entry into Electric Vehicle arena as new business venture, NTPC has signed up Jabalpur City Transport Service for setting up the charging infrastructure for all segments of EVs across the city.
India’s largest power generator has signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jabalpur Smart City Limited and Jabalpur City Transport Services Limited for the city’s foray in the e-mobility.
The MoU was signed by Shri Ved Prakash, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Jabalpur & Managing Director, Jabalpur City Transport Services Limited, Shri Gajendra Singh Nagesh, CEO Smart City Jabalpur and Shri Praveen Saxena, General Manager, NTPC.
On this occasion Shri Ved Prakash, Commissioner, Jabalpur Municipal Corporation said “Reducing the dependence on fossil fuels & 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.”
Shri 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.
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