Pune, February 18, 2021: E-vehicle owners in Pune and Pimpri -Chinchwad areas will soon get additional charging stations. Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) will soon develop 122 charging stations in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation areas.
These stations will be available for two-wheelers, four-wheelers and rickshaws to charge the vehicles.
As of now, there are 150 e-buses in PMPML’s fleet and the number will grow up to 500 by December this year. To charge these buses, currently, there are two charging stations in Bhekrainagar and Nigdi depot. To enhance the charging facilities, considering the future need, authorities have decided to develop more charging stations in the city for both public and private vehicles, said Dr Rajendra Jagtap, chairman, PMPML.
“Many private companies have shown interest in developing charging stations. We will make them available 10 percent space of the various PMPML stations and depot. In the day time, buses will be running on the roads so private vehicles can be charged at these charging stations. The timing will be 8 am to 8 pm for these vehicles,” he added.
PMPML will hold a meeting this month with those companies who have shown interest in developing charging stations. After detailed discussion, they will be given time to submit a tender by 26th February. The tenders will be opened on 1st March and after getting the go-ahead from the board of directors, the work will start immediately.
Time taken for charging of various vehicles:
Bus: 3.30 hours
Autorickshaw: 2 hours
Four-Wheelers: 90 minutes
Two-wheelers: 35 minutes
The stations will be developed at the following stations :
– Na Ta wadi
– Pune station
– Market yard
-109 main stations in both Pune and PCMC areas.