State-owned power generator NTPC Ltd today announced it has commissioned along with Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) its first Electric Vehicle charging station at an IOC petrol pump in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

    The two companies have joined hands to set up many such charging stations. “This EV Charging station is the first in a series of such charging stations which have been planned across cities and highways,” the company said in a statement.

    The EV charging station offers four charging points to consumers with fast and slow charging options conforming to Bharat DC 001 and Bharat AC 001 standards.

    NTPC said the adoption of electric vehicles is expected to help in reducing auto emissions, improving air quality and country’s dependence on oil imports.

    As part of its increased focus on setting up electric vehicle charging stations, NTPC has entered into agreements with fuel retailers, Delhi Metro Rail Corp and state government entities for providing electric mobility solutions.

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