Electric vehicle charging stations in Gangtok

electric vehicle charging stations in Gangtok - Yocharge

Gangtok is a friendly hill station and the capital of the Himalayan state of Sikkim. The name Gangtok came from the Tibetan word for “hillside”. The city is currently a population of around 80,000 and is a mixture of indigenous Sikkimese and people of Nepalese and Tibetan ancestry.

The city is a popular place and one of the favourite tourist destinations for the adventurous who head on for treks. However, the facilities don’t reflect the number of international visitors. Therefore efforts are made by the government to improve the conditions. Gangtok is one of the cleanest cities you have come across so far. Highly organised and beautifully maintained it is also known as Switzerland of the east. 

Tourists are of paramount importance; hence, rules are thus laid in order to prevent tourists from being cheated. Cab fares are mostly fixed, and Government is working hard on maintaining the beauty and rules. Gangtok is a place to unwind. It is mostly dominated by Buddhist culture, and there are few places for vegetarians to eat. The city is a look-alike of the Bhutanese capital Thimpu. This place is a nice break from typical city life.

Sikkim has banned all forms of tobacco, and the city sleeps by 9 pm mostly, and few pubs remain open till 11 pm. It is illegal to smoke or buy/sell cigarettes. Moreover, strict traffic and littering law id enforced by the Gangtok to maintain peace.

Transportation in Gangtok is quite easy as it is connected by roads, rails and air. The nearest airport is at Bagdogra (IXB), which is a5 40 mins drive to Siliguri. The connection of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is better with Gangtok.

The few best places to visit in Gangtok are Chomgo Lake, Lachung, and the Yumthang Valley. Moreover, Rumtek Monastery and Ranka monastery are among a few famous monasteries.

Sikkim to introduce electric vehicles under Gangtok Municipal Corporations

The electric vehicle is the future of India, and therefore the government is working hard to make people aware of it. India has already committed itself that by 2030 it will be EV ready. Therefore to attain the same Govt of Sikkim organized an awareness campaign on electric vehicles/ charging stations as “GO ELECTRIC”  under Gangtok Municipal Corporation.

As per the meeting, there will be 29 charging infrastructures for electric vehicles, and soon parking for EVs will be free with the support of GMC. Infrastructures of 40 kW is in the building frame to support the new initiative.

Electric vehicle charging stations in Gangtok

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Which electric vehicle charging station to choose?

Charging access or plug-in hybrid at home is a real asset for electric vehicle owners. Having the possibility to recharge a vehicle at home can make the user use the most of the capacity. With the rapid growth in the electric car market, manufacturers tend to offer various charging stations designed for home installation. If you are an electric vehicle owner and want to choose a home charging solution or are looking to install an electric vehicle charging station or infrastructure at your property, then discover the selection criteria by filling out this form. Here is the selection criteria which you can keep in mind.

  • Choose a charging station according to consumption and power 
  • Recharging speed
  • Charging station according to property or its features.

Yocharge will soon be part of Gangtok’s green mobility and charging station development revolution. To ensure the city stays eco-friendly and strengthen the EV infrastructure eco-system.