All Assam Engineer’s Association insists on solar-powered e-rickshaw charging stations

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All Assam Engineer’s Association insists on solar-powered e-rickshaw charging stations

All Assam Engineer’s Association (AAEA), while expressing
concern over the recent controversies relating to Assam Power
Distribution Company Limited’s notice to e-rickshaw owners for
arranging separate (commercial) charging arrangements urges the
authority to establish charging stations for the benefit of battery
run rickshaw pullers. The forum of graduate engineers also insisted on
powering the registered charging stations with solar plates.
The common e-rickshaws in India normally use the Calcium Tubular Deep
Cycle batteries can perform in hot climatic conditions for a
longer period. The electricity-operated rickshaws with 60v1000w motors
can run up to 25 kilometers per hour with a maximum load capacity of 600
kilograms. Every energy-efficient rickshaw may have five 12 vaults (90
ampere-hours) batteries that need a 60v charger.
It may be mentioned that the APDCL with an aim to crack down on misuse
of domestic electricity supply by the e-rickshaw owners recently asked
them to apply for an additional electric vehicle charging category
connection in their households. The concerned authority also asked the
consumers to take appropriate initiatives for charging their
e-rickshaw batteries with domestic power connections.
“We raise the demand for the opening of modernized e-rickshaw charging
stations across Assam. The charging of batteries may take hours
(otherwise, the fast charging normally damages the batteries) and hence
necessary arrangements (to check to overcharge) should be taken in
those charging stations,” said AAEA president Er Kailash Sarma,
vice-president Er Nava J Thakuria and secretary Er Inamul Hai in a
media statement.

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