Electric vehicle owners will soon be able to book time slots at charging stations through a mobile application that will be launched by the power ministry.
Through the app, users will be able to check availability of slots at charging stations in the country and book them online, said a government official.“
The application will enable advance remote booking of charging slots by electric vehicle owners.
The application will also provide information regarding location, types and number of chargers installed and available during a given time period,” said the official, who did not wish to be identified.
Data of all public charging stations across India will be available through the app. The data is being compiled by the power ministry’s planning wing, Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Presently, there are 150 charging stations in India.
Many Western countries already have such online facilities for electric car owners.