New Delhi: Electric vehicle owners will be able to receive real-time data on the nearest charging stations while on the move through a mobile app and web portal being developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
Motorists will be able to find the nearest charging stations along their route through an app and a web portal, according to sources privy to development. It is expected that BEE will complete the work on these softwares soon, according to sources.
It was announced in January that guidelines would be issued for developing these software. Mobile apps and web portals that provide live data on charging infrastructure will improve mobility services, according to sources.
Additionally, the government is building charging stations all over highways, cities, and even villages in order to install smart meters on electric poles. The owners of electric vehicles would receive smart cards that would allow them to charge their batteries anywhere.
In addition to charging two-wheelers and three-wheelers, BEE would develop chargers for light electric vehicles. According to BEE, these chargers have integrated measure and register capabilities for electric energy delivered, as well as a provision for automating charging via a mobile app upon authentication. Public parking spaces will be equipped with such chargers mounted on poles.