We are all well aware that Global Warming has become one of the biggest threats to the planet. Today, transport contributes approximately one-quarter of all energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, which is set to reach one-third – thereby growing faster than any other sector. The global passenger car fleet is projected to double by 2050, with the majority of growth taking place in developing markets like India. A radical solution to combat greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution is to adopt, support, and scale-up electric mobility.
BESCOM’s Plan on Public EV Chargers
The government of Karnataka issued the Electric Vehicle & Energy Storage Policy 2017 during September 2017 with a long-term vision to ensure Karnataka’s position as a preferred investment destination for electric vehicle manufacturers. The primary goals of the program include support for Charging Infrastructure, R&D, Skill Development, and EV Manufacturing Parks, among others.
In addition to the investment and growing employment opportunities on both supply and demand fronts, the government proclaimed a reduction in road tax and registration tax will be offered as indirect incentives for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, which is a huge step toward encouraging more and more citizens to adopt e-mobility vehicles which already have some hard-to-ignore benefits like being cheaper to maintain (low dependence on fossil fuels) and zero emissions that would otherwise damage the environment.
Further, BESCOM (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company) is identified as the ‘State Nodal Agency for setting up EV Charging Infrastructure across the state. Considering the year-on-year sharply escalating pollution levels in the city, BESCOM engaged Delta to introduce a much-needed reform: EV Charging Stations are installed in several locations across the city.
Delta Public Charging Solutions
Delta’s mission is to provide innovative, clean, and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow. With over 40 years of expertise in power technologies, Delta delivers energy-efficient EV charging solutions including AC chargers, DC chargers, and Site Management System.
Delta has a wide portfolio of EV Charging Products from which it has provided BESCOM the combination for both AC and DC Chargers. This combination allows the users to charge their vehicles as per their requirements based on different EV Charging Standards and Charging Times.
Some prominent highlights of the success achieved by BESCOM so far are as follows
- Dedicated EV Cell at BESCOM, the promotional electricity tariff for EV Charging Stations (Rs. 5/unit) and the five EVs in use at the Energy Department, KERC, and BESCOM.
- Bringing about a fleet conversion of 50% of the existing convention engine vehicles in Corporate Office, BESCOM into Electric Vehicles.
- BESCOM with the support of the Transport Department, GoK has awarded work to Delta Electronics for 126 EV Charging Units (26 DC and 100 AC Charging Units) across Bengaluru City.
The Future is Now
It’s been an honour to have initiated and executed the rst largest network of public EV Charging Stations in the state of Karnataka and we hope this trail of success inspires peers to follow suit. At Delta, we truly believe that diligently working towards sustained development of this segment can lead to a better future – for industries, people, ora, fauna, and the environment alike.
Learn more about Delta EV Charging Solutions