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Old 4th May 2018, 12:45   #1
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Default BEST depots to install charging points for private EV owners

BEST is planning to install charging stations for private electric vehicle (EV) owners at two of its depots in South Mumbai. According to a media report, BEST plans to setup EV charging facilities at its Worli and Backbay depots.

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BEST currently operates 6 electric buses from these depots, where charging facilities have already been installed. Reports suggest that these could be extended to private vehicle owners. Private vehicles will be charged as per prices fixed by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Earlier this year, Tata Power opened EV charging points in Lower Parel and Kurla. The charging points are located at the Palladium Mall in Lower Parel and at Phoenix Marketcity in Kurla. In August 2017, the company inaugurated its first EV charging station in Mumbai at the Tata Power Receiving Station in Vikhroli.

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Default Re: BEST depots to install charging points for private EV owners

Maybe good only for those who live in the same lane so they get free & parking too .

Such initiatives will come & go, but it's not really something that'll lead to mass adoption. For any new technology to succeed, it has to either avoid inconveniencing you or improve upon the existing situation. The only EV charging points that are going to work are those at home, office & something like petrol pumps (if a battery swap or charge is done quickly on the go).
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