Release id: 19/ 2019

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 24 August, 2019

Hon'ble Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India Inaugurated DC-001 Fast Charging Infrastructure & Flagged off Rally of EV


Hon'ble Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India Inaugurated DC Fast Charging Infrastructure to promote e-mobility and for the convenience of charging e-vehicles, on 22.08.2019 at  IOCL Engineers Service Station, Jor Bagh, New Delhi in the presence of Shri Praveen L. Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India, Dr. A. K. Jain, Managing Director REIL, & other dignitaries, and officers of IOCL and REIL. After the inauguration, Hon'ble Union Minister & dignitaries flagged off Electric Car rally for IOCL COCO Manesar on NH-8. Dr A.K.Jain, MD REIL, in fulfillment of his commitment to promote eMobility , travelled in an Electric Car to IOCL COCO Manesar and Inaugurated the DC Fast Charger set up by REIL.


On this occasion, Hon'ble Minister stated that the increasing numbers of conventional vehicles are posing threat to the environment with adverse impact on health of the citizens. REIL is actively working with the Ministry to set up EV Charging Infrastructure in the Country under FAME Scheme. The Government of India is providing subsidy to promote usage of Electric Vehicle, as the cost of Petrol and Diesel Vehicle is less than the cost of Electric Vehicle. Hon’ble Minister appreciated the joint efforts of REIL & IOCL and desired that every IOCL Retail outlet in the Country should also have the DC Fast Chargers of REIL. Hon’ble  Minister also stated that the future belongs to Electric Vehicles as it not only  reduces the environmental pollution but reduces the foreign currency burden on the Country also towards import of Crude Oil which would further strengthen economic condition the Country.


Shri Praveen L. Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries, talked about the "Fame" scheme of the Government of India and said that a fund of received Rs. 10,000  crore has been allocated for E-Mobility. He also reiterated that, DHI has plans to set up over 350 electric vehicle charging stations (DC SMART, DC-FAST-100 KW), in Ranchi, Bangalore, Goa, Shimla, Hyderabad, Agra and 5 highways (Delhi-Jaipur, Jaipur-Agra, Agra-Delhi, Delhi-Chandigarh and Mumbai-Pune) has been approved for the establishment of another project. The project is assigned to REIL. An EV charging station has been set up at the retail outlets of HPCL on the Mumbai-Pune highway. In addition\ to this, two solar based EV chargers are  being installed on Delhi-Jaipur National Highway. These EV chargers are r to be installed at the remaining locations. Various oil companies like HPCL, IOCL and BPCL are keen to install these EV charges at their pump outlets.


On this occasion, Managing Director REIL, Dr.Jain stated that REIL has planned to manufacture electrical vehicle chargers in technical collaboration with reputed manufacturers under the Make in India initiative of the Government of India. The process for identification of the technology partner has already been started by the Company and the Company  plans to connect EV charging infrastructure with oil CPSEs and utility companies through its 8 regional offices. REIL has so far undertaken a pilot project for deployment of 200 EV Chargers (150 AC and 50 DC) in three cities such as Delhi, Jaipur and Chandigarh. So far, REIL has set up charging stations on the Jaipur-Delhi and Delhi Chandigarh highways for the convenience of EV owners and taxi operators for inter-city transport. All the charging stations established under the above scheme are in public places in Government parking areas like Municipal Corporation, Metro and Railway parking etc.


On this occasion, while reiterating the commitment of REIL "Shaping Rural India” through Electronics, Renewable Energy and IT Solutions, the REIL emphasizes innovation. REIL is working towards the progress and development of the Indian economy and society and aligning technologies with various Indian Government missions such as National Dairy Plan, Solar Mission, Make in India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat Mission and Doubling Farmers Income and bringing Technology to rural people. REIL is also covering the urban area through technology.