India’s first electric vehicle charging station inaugurated in Mumbai

Representational Image by Julietta Watson on Unsplash

Mumbai’s first electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station, which will run on energy produced from wet waste, has been integrated.

The factory, which can handle 2,000 kg of wet garbage per day, has been built on an abandoned 2,000 sqft land near Haji Ali circle on Keshavrao Khade road. Wet garbage such as fruit and vegetable peels will be collected and transferred to the facility from Malabar Hill, Haji Ali, Napeansea Road, and Grant Road, which make up the BMC’s D ward.

The BMC’s collaboration with AeroCare Clean Energy resulted in the commissioning of the center in September 2021. Until now, approximately 1,50,000 kg of wet waste has been treated and transformed into electricity. The BMC has now agreed to give this electricity to EV charging stations in order to stimulate the use of electric vehicles.

The Maharashtra government plans to create similar charging stations using wet waste along highways in the state, reports The Free Press Journal.

Read Previous

Pune: SWM project at Bavdhan faces protests from residents

Read Next

BMC to conduct awareness programs for residents to reduce waste disposal in Mithi River