India's first biogas-powered EV charging station was established in Mumbai, India.
India's first waste-powered EV charging station inaugrated in the existing waste-to-energy plant at Keshavrao Khadye Road near Haji Ali, Mumbai.
The project is a joint venture between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and AeroCare Clean Energy (ACE).
This EV Charging Plant is connected with the Waste-Energy Unit at Minatai Thackeray Park.
This waste management plant generates 220 units of energy from household waste to power streetlights.
Now, it will also be powering the EV charging stations. Besides this, the fast-charger will be available for EV owners at an affordable price, says BMC.
So far, The biogas electricity generation facility has utilisesed about 1.5 lakh kilograms of food waste to generate electricity.
Meanwhile, to speed up EV adoption, BMC intends to install such organic waste-powered EV charging stations in 24 of its administrative wards.
In a Twitter post, Maharashtra's Environment Minister, Aditya Thackeray, said, “Inaugurated India’s first EV charging station ....
powered by biogas at Keshavrao Khadye Marg today, which generates 220 units of energy from household waste.
Along with powering streetlights, this energy plant will now charge electric vehicles too.”