Mumbai Airport launches electric vehicle fast charging stations

Posted: 19 December 2022 | | No comments yet

Mumbai International Airport has installed six robust fast electric vehicle charging stations at its Terminal 1 and 2, as part of the mission to create an ecosystem that is centered to fast-track its journey towards carbon neutrality.

The Electric Vehicle (EV) boom has been a notable topic in India, as consumers are now inclined towards making more conscious travel choices. Aiming to significantly contribute to the nation’s green infrastructure while comprehending passenger’s preference, Mumbai’s International Airport (BOM or more commonly known as CSMIA) has installed six robust DC fast EV charging stations at Terminal 1 and 2. Standing tall, Mumbai Airport takes pride in its vision and mission to create an ecosystem that is centered to fast-track its journey towards carbon neutrality. The brand-new fast charging stations are available for service and open as Public Charging Stations (PCS) for passengers, as well as guests visiting the airport. 

Acting as an Ambassador for Change, Mumbai Airport has commissioned the EV charging stations at P1 – Multi-level Car Parking (MLCP) at Terminal 1, P5 – MLCP at Terminal 2, and airside of the airport. For privately owned EVs, commuters using the facility of EV charging station at Mumbai Airport’s MLCP, would be billed only for charging sessions. EV users will be given a deduction against the parking fees.

Keeping passengerssafety in mind, the airport has adhered to all the requirements, policies, and protocols outlined by the regulators.

What are the features?

  • The airport has successfully commissioned DC fast Chargers – CCS Type II Dual Gun 60kW and GB/T (DC 001) Dual Gun 40 kW Charger at both the terminals on Landside
  • Fast chargers deployed at MLCP are compatible with all the prevailing EV cars  in the country
  • Soon, there would be augmentation of 60kW and 240kW capacity EV chargers catering to the charging needs of Airside logistics.

Ecological benefits of EV charging stations at CSMIA:

  • The presence of EV charging stations will contribute to building an environment that focuses on reducing the carbon footprint 
  • Improvement in the Air Quality Index (AQI) around the airport
  • Mumbai Airport runs on 100 per cent renewable energy with its onsite solar power plant, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) and procuring green power, thus sourcing 100 per cent green power to charge vehicles that will emit ‘Zero CO2’.

Speaking on this momentous launch, Mumbai Airport’s spokesperson commented: “As an environmentally and socially conscious organization, the airport operates in a sustainable manner. The commission of EV charging stations is a testament to Mumbai Airport’s proactive approach in taking concerted efforts through various programmes for a greener environment. These efficient and green practices adopted by the airport not only makes it one of the most sustainable airports in the world providing nothing but the best for its passengers today for a better and sustainable tomorrow.”

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