Jamshedpur gets charging hub for electric vehicles
An electric car charging station has been set up by Tata Steel- owned Jusco in Bistupur.
At present, the steel city has around 40 electric cars primarily being charged at the owners’ residence. Tata Motors is the producer of such cars.
"Once the car-charging facility is launched, those who own electric cars will be able to get their vehicles charged in a very short period. The car-charging facility is plugged with 440 Volt power and a car can be charged in just one hour time," said Sukanya Das, spokesperson of Jusco, to The Telegraph Online.
Manish Kumar, who looks after the electric car division at ASL Motors, said: "There is an in-built facility in such cars to get them charged at home also. At home, a car can be charged with 220 Volt, the power supplied for domestic consumption, but it will take seven hours for getting a 440 Volt power, the same vehicle can be charged in just one hour."
"Though we have a charging station at our service center in Adityapur, setting up a charging station at the heart of the city in Bistupur will prove to be a boon for the electric car owners, "said the ASL Motors official.
"It takes five units for the car to get fully charged. The cost of five units is about Rs 45. By getting the vehicle fully charged, I can travel up to 100 km with the air conditioning of the car on. Without AC, the car will cover another 20 km, "said Pawan, a resident of Bhuiyandih, adding that the only demerit of such a car is that one can not go for a long drive at a stretch.