Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday inaugurated an electric vehicle charging station at South Extension-II market which has been set up by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) for the public. Also Read - Delhi Likely to Face Water Shortage For a Week. Here's Why

According to a BRPL spokesperson, the total cost of charging, which will include the cost of electricity and other things like parking charges, recovery of equipment cost, could tentatively be between Rs 160-Rs 200 for a full charge. Also Read - Japanese Women's Team Pulls out of Asian Wrestling

This translates into a Rs 1.60 to Rs 1.80 per km, which is extremely competitive compared to petrol, diesel and CNG vehicles, he said. Also Read - Depressed After Break Up, Man Tries to Open Delhi-Varanasi Flight's Emergency Door Mid-Air

In partnerships with several entities, the discom will set up over 150 charging stations across its licensed area, of which about 50 will be set-up in the current year, he said.

The station is equipped with an analytic platform to help consumers get a seamless online experience. The consumers can locate the nearest EV charging station, book in advance and also pay online, he said.

The EV charging station can charge two electric vehicles simultaneously.

“We are engaging with key stakeholders and domain experts to evolve strategies and framework to create an ecosystem for the promotion of e-mobility,” said Amal Sinha, the CEO of BRPL.

With Inputs From PTI