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ANERT plans app to find EV charging stations in Kerala

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One app should act as a platform for charging stations operated by government, private players

One app should act as a platform for charging stations operated by government, private players

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) plans to launch a mobile app that can be used by electric vehicle users to locate and utilize the services of electric vehicle charging stations from various agencies in the state.

ANERT, an agency under the State Power Department, has invited expressions of interest from companies to develop an integrated central monitoring system (CMS) and mobile app. The idea is to have one easy-to-use government app that acts as a platform for EV charging stations operated by the government and private players, said ANERT chief executive Narendra Nath Veluri.

With the government’s emphasis on e-mobility, charging stations are being set up under the auspices of multiple agencies, including ANERT, the state-run Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), and private players. “Different companies setting up the stations will have their own apps. We are trying to have a common app that can be used for all such stations,” said Mr Veluri.

Stations every 50 km

ANERT aims to install fast charging stations every 50 km along the national highway, state highways and MC Road. Under a special plan to set up stations in public places, ANERT has established 16 and six more are in the pipeline. Fast charging stations have also been established in Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Kozhikode under a scheme that will allow private players to set up stations for public use.

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