Mysore is one of the famous cities of India and the second largest city of Karnataka. It is also called the City of Palaces. Mysore is an important tourist place. Mysore is famous for its grand palaces, sandalwood, silk sarees, silk fabrics, and special Mysore sweets. Amazing specimens of culture and art are found in this city. Mysore Dussehra is famous all over the world. Mysore Paintings is a great gem of the art of Mysore. Tourists can see some of the best Mysore paintings in Mysore Mahal and Jaganmohan Mahal etc. Mysore city is also known for its "Ashtanga Yoga". Tourists can learn this art from the Yoga Center located in the city. Mysore Palace, Chamunda Hill, Jaganmohan Palace, Mysore Zoo, St. Philomena Church, etc. are the main tourist places of Mysore. Along with the best places, Mysore is also famous for its cleanliness, and in a survey conducted by the Union Ministry of Urban Development in the year 2014-15, it was considered the cleanest city in India. There are many shopping options available in Mysore. Here tourists can buy handicraft items along with valuable historical items. Mysore is also famous for its aromatic sandalwood and perfumes made from it. Apart from this, silk saris can also be purchased from Mysore. Mysore silk sarees are of good quality. The easiest way to reach Mysore is through Mysore Airport. Although there are no regular flights to Mysore Airport, it is considered more comfortable to reach here from Bangalore Airport. Bangalore Airport is about 186 km from Mysore. Direct trains are available for Mysore Junction from various major cities of the country. Autos are also available from the junction to various tourist places in the city. Mysore is also connected to various cities of the country by road transport. Mysore is connected to various cities of the country by National Highway No. 209 and 766.
10 Lane Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway soon equipped with 14 EV charging stations
The 117 km long 10 Lane Bangalore-Mysore highway is soon going to be equipped with 14 EV charging stations for travellers. This expressway is expected to reduce the journey to 90 minutes shorter and will be ready by the mid of 2022. The national government is proposing 14 EV charging centres as part of the second phase of the FAME policy. As per the Union's heavy industry minister, Krishna Pal Gujjar 184 EV charging station will be installed on other 8 expressways and corridors of the state. These charging stations will be set up under the FAME phase II policy of the central government. He further added along with a document stating that 172 EV charging stations will be installed in the state. There are currently 48 charging stations already set up at the desired location under FAME Phase II. Jaya Vaibhava Swami, Managing Director of Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd (CESC), said CESC Mysore is responsible for installing 10 charge stations in the Mysore and Mandya districts of Karnataka. According to Swami, CESC Mysore has developed a roadmap for the installation of EV charging points. In particular, CESC focused on places where people usually travel, such as restaurants, shopping centers, and other meeting places. They also plan to work with health clubs and residents' associations so that everyone actively participates to bring e-mobility to the state.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Mysore
1. Zeon Charging Station
Address: Mall Of Mysore No.C-1, M.G Road Indira Nagar, Nazarbad Mohalla, Extension, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010
Zeon Chargers offer two types of home chargers: 1. Single Phase 7.4 kW AC wall box, 2. Three Phase 22 kW AC wall box. This company was established in 2004 and its charging unit started in 2019. It is an ideal charger to be installed at various places such as restaurants and malls. It has its own dedicated App available on Play Store and App Store. You can pay through their app as well.
The battery and recharging, keys to development
The development of the electric car (and in the longer term that of heavy goods vehicles) largely depends on progress on the one hand in batteries (or hydrogen cells) and the other hand in recharging systems. The expansion of the electric car fleet has launched a race for electric batteries, the lithium-ion battery currently being the workhorse for manufacturers. Manufacturers have three objectives: - to increase the energy density of batteries - to increase their lifespan by supporting a greater number of charge-discharge cycles - to reduce their price. Manufacturers must also take into account the safety conditions (avoid a fire). The long-term availability of the materials constituting the electrodes (in particular lithium and cobalt) is another important parameter that must be taken into account. Other sectors are being considered: replacing lithium (the lightest of metals) with another metal, particularly magnesium, sodium, and zinc. Lithium-air pairs (lithium oxides are produced and dissociated in the battery) or zinc-air pairs are also tested, the energy density of the former would be three to four times that of the lithium-ion battery and it would have the great advantage to avoid using cobalt for the cathode (this one is graphite, doped with a lithium salt, which traps oxygen), the work on these batteries is still at the R&D stage but seems promising.