South Korea’s Edison Plans To Set EV Plant in Uttar Pradesh


A delegation of South Korean electric vehicle manufacturer, Edison Motors met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday and expressed their desire to invest in the state, an official said.

The delegation led by Managing director Y K Lee met the chief minister at his official residence and expressed their desire to set up an electric vehicle plant in Uttar Pradesh, a government spokesperson said to PTI.

According to him, Lee said they have plans to invest Rs 500 crore to Rs 700 crore in the first phase, Rs 1,000-1,500 crore in the second phase and Rs 2,000-3,000 crore in the third phase of its electric vehicle plant which would create employment opportunities for thousands of people.

Recently, In line with the commitment towards building a robust electric mobility ecosystem, BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and EV Motors India Pvt. Ltd. (EVM) have partnered to set-up smart charging stations. As part of this endeavour, the first smart public charging station under this partnership was inaugurated at Patparganj by Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia in the presence of senior officials of BYPL and EV Motors. 

The entire event was conducted while adhering to all the safety protocols and maintaining social distancing. BSES Director V S Verma also graced the occasion. Smart Charging Station Located in the heart of I P Extension, Patparganj, the smart EV charging station, branded ‘PlugNgo’, is enabled with state-of-the-art Central Management System (CMS). This will help to oversee operations of the EV charger and provide on-site and on-demand customer support. It will also provide information on preventive maintenance as and when required. Depending on the make, an e-vehicle can be fully charged between 45 and 90 minutes. The charging stations under PlugNgo in Delhi are expected to cater to the charging requirements of 15 to 18 cars per day.

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