NEW DELHI: BSES Delhi and Ola have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in New Delhi.
They plan on building battery swapping stations throughout Delhi to make it easier for people who are planning to buy or already have electric vehicles for charging their cars/scooters.
An electric vehicle takes around 5 to 10 hours to fully charge its battery. So it was a major turn off for the people planning to invest in a vehicle. Let's say if you are driving in an electric vehicle and you get out of battery then what?
You can not do anything other than finding a charging point and then wait for several hours, unlike petrol/diesel/CNG vehicles which need just a few minutes to get their fuel topped up.
As per the reports, Ola & BSES will work together to identify the best locations for the battery swapping stations to provide maximum coverage and convenience to the potential buyers of the EVs. Not all the stations are going to be just battery swapping one but some will also have the facility to charge your vehicles.
BSES Yamuna CEO P R Kumar said:
“BSES is gearing up to play a major role in the promotion of the EV sector in the national capital. This partnership with Ola Electric is in continuance with these efforts. Setting-up of battery swapping stations will virtually eliminate the wait-time for charging, thus removing a major impediment preventing the adoption of EVs.”
BSES Rajdhani CEO, Amal Sinha also said:
“Setting-up of battery swapping stations will not only boost the adoption of EVs, but also help in reducing power theft by E-Rickshaws.”
Promoting electric vehicles is a great step towards reducing pollution and saving Delhi from all this toxicity that's flying in the air. Definitely a great step by Ola & BSES.