India’s first EV charging station powered by bio-gas was inaugurated in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This station be will expected to generate 220 units of electricity from food waste collected from its nearby areas, mostly from bulk generators like hotels and offices. This energy plant will be utilized to power street lights and also to charge electric vehicles. It was inaugurated by Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Uddhav Thackeray.
The Biogas Electricity Generation Plant, set up in the year 2021, uses about 1.5 lakh kilograms of food waste to generate electricity. Also, to promote electric vehicles, BMC is planning to set up organic waste-powered EV charging stations in its 24 administrative wards.
- Country’s first organic waste-powered EV charging station at Keshavrao Khadye road near Haji Ali in Mumbai.
- The project is a joint venture between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and AeroCare Clean Energy.
- This EV Charging Plant is connected with the Waste-Energy Unit at Minatai Thackeray Park.