June 15, 2024

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By March 2026, 2,000 charging stations in Tamil Nadu

By March 2026, 2,000 charging stations in Tamil Nadu

EV adoption is being boosted by state governments


Most noteworthy

  • Charge stations every 25km are planned by the government
  • Identifying and shortlisting locations for TANGEDCO
  • The EV portal will soon integrate all charging stations

There has been an ambitious plan announced by Tamil Nadu’s government to increase the number of charging points across the state to 2,000 by March 2026 in an effort to boost the state’s electric vehicle adoption rates.

To promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the state, the state government is working closely with its power generation and distribution company, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), as well as oil marketing companies. This is part of the government’s plan to decarbonize public and private transportation.

This development was exclusively confirmed by TRB Rajaa, the state’s minister for Industries, Investment Promotions and Commerce Department, at the India EV Conclave, held in Chennai in collaboration with our sister publication Autocar Professional.

According to Rajaa, there are currently not enough electric vehicle charging stations in the state. According to his words, the state’s charging infrastructure will be multi-fold expanded within a short period of time. It is mandatory to install electric vehicle charging stations every 25 kilometers throughout the state, according to the state’s electric vehicle policy, which was issued in 2019.

As a result of an agreement with the state, TANGEDCO is responsible for identifying suitable locations along highways for the installation of charging stations. Approximately 100 sites have been shortlisted and tenders will likely be issued by the end of the current fiscal year.

An EV portal will be launched by the government, which will integrate all charging stations within the state. According to Rajaa, in order to achieve the goal of becoming India’s EV charging capital, we will have to increase the number of charging stations for consumers and eliminate range anxiety in order to accelerate the adoption of EVs. The number of electric vehicles on the roads in Tamil Nadu was nearly 4.14 lakh as of September 2023.

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