SHILLONG: On Thursday, Alexander Hek, a cabinet minister, opened the first fast-charging station for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Jorabat, Ri Bhoi District, BPCL outlet.
AL Hek praised the BPCL for taking the initiative to introduce this first-of-its-kind EV charging station in the state, noting that doing so will significantly cut pollution there.
He added that because Meghalaya is a popular tourist destination, this move will greatly benefit the environment and promote travel to the state of Meghalaya, especially for visitors from other countries who are concerned about their health and the environment.
In the meantime, 17 additional EV charging stations have been introduced by the firm at three significant highway corridors: Guwahati to North Lakhimpur, Guwahati to Serampore, and Guwahati to Dibrugarh, according to Pankaj Das, State Head Retail of BPCL North East.
Additionally, he mentioned that the BPCL has just opened the first EV charging station in Meghalaya at Jorabat and that, in addition to Silchar in Assam and Aizawl in Mizoram, the business would soon expand this service to Nongpoh, Mawiong, Shillong, and Jowai in Meghalaya. He explained that using the BPCL's EV charging stations is very simple and easy; all one needs to do is download the Hello BPCL app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices, and use the app's straightforward user interface to charge their electric vehicles on their own without assistance.
The BPCL has digitalized the entire EV charger locator, charger operations, and transaction process through the Hello BPCL app for a hassle-free and seamless online and transaction.
In 2022, a major initiative to boost the EV environment and tackle pollution, the Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) had sanctioned a total of 89 EVCS (Electric Vehicle Charging Stations) for three northeastern states. From the total 89 Electric Vehicle charging stations, 20 will be installed in Assam with ten each in the two major cities of Guwahati and Jorhat.
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