Free e-charging for public till December 31 at SCTL stations – ET Auto

The move to open charging stations to the public is part of SCTL campaign to promote clean and green energy through e-mobility.

Thiruvananthapuram: The charging stations installed under Smart City project are now open to the public. The facility will be free for a limited period. The public charging infrastructure would be free till December 31. From Jan 1, 2022, the fee to charge at this parking charging station would be Rs 10per unit.Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) has successfully completed the installation of two Bharat stage AC001 chargers at Gandhi Park. These chargers have been successfully running for the past one year and were exclusively used by 30 beneficiaries (selected from Trivandrum Municipal Corporation) who were given electric autorickshaws to promote electric mobility.

The move to open charging stations to the public is part of SCTL campaign to promote clean and green energy through e-mobility. The EV charger at Gandhi Park is equipped with a provision to charge six vehicles simultaneously. The chargers are retrofitted with 15A plug socket so that any vehicle with a 15A plug top will be able to top-up from the charger.

App-based payment system, which is being integrated into the integrated command and control centre (ICCC) being built up in the corporation premise, is one of the salient features of the system. The app-based charger solution will be available after the implementation of ICCC. SCTL has also arranged an user-friendly LCD display for hassle-free plug-and-charge.

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