MSEDCL, the Discom of Maharashtra has offered an additional concession for non-peak hour EV charging. The rate offered during non-peak timing is Rs 4.50 per unit. The concessional rate for any form of EV is applicable between 10 pm to 6 am which is the non-peak hour.

The state government has already kept the rate of EV charging as Rs 5.50 per unit. This is lower than the residential rates and now Re 1 per unit additional has been provided as a concession.

MSEDCL will also set up 18 EV charging stations in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). 4 in Greater Mumbai, 6 in Thane and 4 each in Navi Mumbai and Panvel. The power utility firm has prepared a roadmap for setting up a total of 500 charging stations close to its substations in various districts of Maharashtra.

A recent survey has shown that 85% of housing societies in Mumbai has shown interest to set up e-charging within the residential complex. For the setting of a planned charging station on the highway, for the uninterrupted power supply, they will be set up close to the substations. It usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to charge a vehicle completely.

At the same time, Tata Power has tied up with petrol pumps in Mumbai to set up EV charging points at nearly 100 locations, besides having them in malls and office buildings in Mumbai. BEST has also set up charging stations at four depots and will have this facility for the public at 23 other depots and 10 bus stations.