PSNews - The Central Power Corporation under the Vietnam Electricity Group on November 20 inaugurated an grid-tied solar-rooftop system and put into operation two electric cars and an electric vehicle quick charging station in the central city of Da Nang.
Financed by the Central Power Corporation of the Vietnam Electricity Group (EVNCPC), the system was manufactured in Japan, allowing battery charging to maximum capacity in just half an hour.
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According to the EVNCPC said the system was built to enhance ‘green’ vehicle use in the city. Each charger system will cost 700 million VND. Tran Dung, director of the corporation’s Central Power Electronic Measurement Equipment Manufacturing Centre said he hoped that more systems for battery operated vehicles will open across the city.
On the same day, CPC also put two electric cars into operation. Each Mitsubishi-brand car costs more than 1 billion VND.
Additionally, CPC inaugurated its head-office rooftop solar power system using Mitsubishi solar power cells, part of promoting renewable energy in the city.
It said the sun power system will supply 108Kwh each day – 10 percent of energy use at the office building.
The Da Nang-based corporation also plans to work with Japanese firm Mitsubishi in production of battery-powered cars. The central city has licensed 20 battery-powered and solar powered cars to serve tourists since 2012.
Da Nang becomes the first locality in Vietnam to have an electric car charging station using solar power. It demonstrates that the young and dynamic Da Nang is an environmentally friendly city which develops in line with new technologies.
By Phung Nguyen