The state power distribution utility’s Nashik zone is preparing to establish additional EV charging stations in the district, particularly along the Mumbai-Agra national highway. These additions will supplement the two charging stations that are on the verge of being inaugurated.
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has successfully completed the setup of two EV charging stations, each equipped with multiple ports to facilitate the charging of electric vehicles.
The commencement of operations at these two sub-station locations is imminent. Additionally, there are plans to incorporate more charging stations along the Nashik-Mumbai stretch of the national highway and a few others along the Nagpur-Mumbai Samruddhi expressway.
According to DH Padalkar, the MSEDCL superintendent engineer, these installations are almost ready, with only minor concerns regarding parking bays remaining.
Another senior MSEDCL officer revealed that the charging stations had been established at the Pathardi and Wadivarhe sub-stations, with the necessary ports prepared. The operational launch is forthcoming once minor parking-related issues are resolved.
Furthermore, MSEDCL is considering the installation of around five EV stations along the route leading to Mumbai. The demand for charging points, particularly along highways, is notable.
The MSEDCL aims to ensure convenient access to charging services for vehicle users. A survey is underway to identify suitable locations, including several in Igatpuri and others towards Malegaon or Dhule. This survey specifically targets the vicinity of the Samruddhi Expressway between Shirdi and Igatpuri.