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The Tamil Nadu Generation and the Distribution Company (Tangedco) will soon launch a tender for electric vehicle charging units. V. Senthil Balaji’s office stated that 100 locations have been identified across the highways for opening EV charging points.
According to the office of the electricity minister, the central energy ministry has issued sanctions for 256 charging stations in Tamil Nadu. 151 charging stations have been operational. This includes stations owned by private entities as well as public-sector entities such as the Chennai corporation.
In Tamil Nadu’s 2019 electrical policy, there will be a charging station every 25km on the roads and highways. These charging stations should be three kilometres from electrical substations.
Tangedco, the state’s nodal agency, is responsible for ensuring that every charging station has the right facilities. This includes waiting rooms, parking spaces and drinking water dispensers.
After the state approves the detailed project report submitted by the utility, Tangedco will open online tenders.