Do We Need a Separate Plug Point for Charging EVs, Electric Scooters at Home?

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One of the primary worries that many consumers may have before purchasing an electric vehicle (EV) is the ability to charge their automobiles. The lack of comprehensive charging infrastructure in our major cities, as well as worries about a particular EV’s battery range and battery cost, have proven to be important barriers for consumers here. Is it necessary to first install charging infrastructure before purchasing an EV, or is it the other way around? Here’s a quick rundown of what consumers should think about when considering purchasing an EV. It depends on the kind of vehicle you purchase. If it is an Electric car, then you may want to install a specific electric charger that is required for your car and you may need to spend extra bucks for that. However if it is a small EV scooter or a bike, then even your regular power outlets may work.

It’s perfect if you have a dedicated parking area for your EV at home or at work. Other arrangements, such as electrical connections, outlets, and charging stations, can be addressed later. Investing in an EV may be difficult if you don’t have designated parking places at home or at work. If you don’t have a dedicated parking space, an EV with portable or swappable batteries is the best option. Consider PureEV, a Hyderabad-based OEM firm that manufactures two-wheelers and lithium batteries. “Our batteries are portable, interchangeable, and simple to charge. The batteries are built to withstand India’s tough environmental conditions. They do not require a 25 AMP charging socket or any other special charging procedures. It may be charged in any 10 Amp or 15 Amp household outlet. In an interview with The Better India, Gaargi Pachal, Executive Assistant to the MD & CEO of PURE EV, stated They also provide adapter-based lithium battery chargers to customers. All you need to do is remove the batteries from your scooter and plug it into any 16-ampere outlet at home or work.

Tata Motors, for example, has installed charging stations around the National Capital Region (NCR), including Dwarka, Noida Sector 5, Pari Chowk in Greater Noida, Gurugram, and Dilshad Garden in New Delhi. They have created an app for Nexon EV owners that may help them identify the nearest charging station as well as provide updates on how much energy is left in the vehicle’s batteries. There are firms such as Charter, which has installed 100 IoT-powered Kirana Charzer charging stations in Bengaluru that are low-cost, low-maintenance, and compact. These EV charging stations can be put in small businesses and by individuals, providing them with an additional source of income. The Kirana Charzer is a 3.3 kW charging station that will be available to all small business owners. Customers will often charge their autos for 45 to 50 minutes.