March 03, 2021

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Electric vehicles charging infrastructure progression 

Electric vehicles charging infrastructure

Electric vehicles charging infrastructure progression  

The amount of increase in carbon dioxide and other harmful gases coming out of vehicles due to the combustion of fuels every day is forcing the necessity of adopting EVs all over the world. As a result, the demand for Electric vehicles charging infrastructure is rising among the commercial and residential applications.Let us know more in detail about Electric vehicles charging infrastructure. 

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had started a business of Electric vehicles charging station India and launched first charging stations in Delhi and Noida. BHEL and ISRO both the companies have been signed on MOU for making a battery for electric vehicles. The ISRO is providing R&D technology to BHEL for making an efficient and low-cost lithium-ion battery. Likewise, the Ministry of Energy asked 4000 EV chargers to obtain an open offer of one of the power supplies-EESL.

The global electric vehicle charging infrastructure market size was valued at USD 15.06 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.4% from 2021 to 2028.

Eco-friendly energy is expected to play a major role in both public and residential EV charging space. Many EV companies are addressing the charging technologies to charge their Electric vehicles resulting in people adopting more and more Electric vehicles.

Charging through residential complexes or homes will not be enough for long-distance travelling but however, the EV chargers at residential areas can also play a significant role in growth by their cheaper and convenient mode of using when compared to commercial charging stations.

Big players in the industry are collaborating with the car rental services to provide integrate chargers into the existing infrastructure. We are witnessing many companies collaborating to provide charging infrastructure.

For example, Eaton Corp. announced its partnership with Green Motion car rental service provider to provide integrated chargers into the building with energy storage in January 2020. Recently, the Zeon Charging Station has installed its first charging station in Coimbatore. Okaya Power Group has bagged a World Bank-funded contract from state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the deployment of 1,020 electric vehicles charging stations across India.

Major automotive manufacturers, such as Volkswagen Group, BMW Group, and General Motors etc, are investing in the development of Car2X technology for charging infrastructure.

Countries leading in charging infrastructure growth

The Asia Pacific led the global market in 2020 and has a revenue share of more than 58%. China, Japan, and South Korea are the hub of electric vehicles and are hugely investing in the development of charging infrastructure.

The main reason for the owners of a conventional vehicle are unlikely to switch to an electric vehicle is that the fueling process is more difficult, time-consuming, and uncertain. There are some residential and commercial charging stations is being installed and still in the process to install all over the world but it won’t help immediately. The process will take much time due to some uncertainties occurring depending on the region.

Charging challenge

  • Energy efficiency, distributed energy resources, and shifting demand patterns can be the challenges for the charging stations to be installed.
  • The Electric vehicles deployment will increase the demand for power, but the existing generating capacity should be able
  • To meet that demand in most areas of the country assuming that a percentage of that incremental demand occurs in the off-peak hours.
  • In the evolution of the Electric vehicles charging market the parameters such as how fast, where and when, and how the power will be priced will be critical determinants.

While we are talking about EV charging, we want you to also read in detail about the types of EV Charging Equipment

Understanding charging economics

EV users will pay for two costs

  • The equipment to recharge the vehicle
  • and the power that is consumed

The fixed costs associated with different types of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) have three main components

  • The cost of installing the equipment and where relevant the cost of site preparation
  • Utility system upgrades such as new transformers and
  • The cost of the charging equipment

The first component is the cost of installation and site preparation (which includes electrical service extension, permitting, labour costs, and trenching to lay cables), this is not for level 1 and minimal for residential unless the installation of new circuitry is required.

The costs of charging hardware, power distribution, and software and services far exceed the hardware cost of the charger unit alone.

In recent months, Denmark and the United Kingdom announced bans on sales of gasoline-fueled vehicles after 2030, while California has set a similar target for 2035
Amsterdam is already implementing a requirement that all commercial vehicles within the city centre produce zero emissions by 2025

How to integrate electric-vehicle charging into existing building and grid infrastructure

  • Where charging occurs and how much electricity is used depends equally on driving patterns and the availability and accessibility of infrastructure.
  • The location of charge points will continue to expand beyond single-family homes to affect a wide range of building types.
  • This is especially true of areas that attract large numbers of vehicles, such as apartment complexes, offices, fleet depots, parking lots, and commercial centres.
  • AC level 2 charge points will constitute the majority of passenger car charging stations, as they are typically tied to homes, workplaces, and temporary places such as stores or street parking.

The coordination and involvement of various entities

  • Building developers and owners
  • Urban planners and regulators
  • Electrical consultants, engineers, and architects
  • Charge-point operators w
  • Distribution operators
  • Utility companies

Charging Systems

  • AC Charging
  • DC Charging
  • Wireless Charging

Electric vehicles charging infrastructure progression

Department of Heavy Industry, India

The Department of Heavy Industry has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for inviting proposals from government organisations, PSUs (state/ central), state-owned discoms, oil PSUs and other public and private entities to build and operate public EV charging infrastructure on the Mumbai-Pune, Ahmedabad-Vadodara, Delhi-Agra, Bengaluru-Mysore, Bengaluru-Chennai, Surat-Mumbai, Agra-Lucknow, Eastern Peripheral and Hyderabad-ORR expressways.

Apart from this, other highways were also included in the proposal such as Delhi-Srinagar, Delhi-Kolkata, Agra-Nagpur, Meerut to Gangotri Dham, Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Panaji, Mumbai-Nagpur, Mumbai-Bengaluru and Kolkata to Bhubaneswar.

The government under the Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme aims to support the development of EV charging infrastructure by increasing the capita grant to the organisations to promote the adoption of electric vehicles.


Uber has taken a pledge to invest more than £5m in public electric vehicle charging infrastructure in some of the poorest boroughs in London to help the drivers to switch to the electric cars.

As per the company analysis, the concentration of chargers is far higher in affluent boroughs, such as Kensington and Westminster, than in the areas where its drivers live more. Drivers in boroughs such as Newham and Tower Hamlets are also less likely than residents of south-west London to live in houses with driveways that allow them to charge electric vehicles overnight.

Jamie Heywood, Uber’s regional general manager for northern and eastern Europe said that the £5m funding would be invested by 2023 in areas that lack the charging infrastructure they need to support electric vehicles.

EV charging stations every 50 km 

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has plans to establish an electric vehicle charging station every 50 km or 25 stations in each district of Kerala. In a year the whole network of charging stations will be solar-powered as the State’s e-mobility projects move forward.

The agency has planned to rope in private investors for setting up charging stations with the State’s road network emphasizing first on national highways and M.C. Road said ANERT.

Tesla installed 20,000 charging stations worldwide

Tesla has made an announcement that its Supercharger network of charging stations for electric vehicles has installed 20,000 units worldwide. It plans to expand its network of charging stations it has announced many times but has failed to implement in specified time due to the launch of the new generation Supercharger technology-Supercharger V3 expert says.

Last year the company had announced the V3 Supercharger charging station since then it has increased its deployment of the Tesla Supercharger network. By end of the last year, Tesla had over 15,000 charging stations in 1,716 locations worldwide. About 2,500 charging stations have been installed in a little time.

10,000 electric charging stations across India

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), has been signed between eMatrixmile India Pvt Ltd and Magenta EV Solutions Private Limited for installation and commissioning of ‘QYK POD’ charging stations with associated infrastructure & stations in Mumbai, MMR and Maharashtra region.

The alliance comes in the framework to install around 10,000 electric charging stations across India in sustained phases. Aiming to create greater synergy between the two organizations and to provide electric charging infrastructure initially in the Mumbai, MMR and Maharashtra region and later on a nationwide level.

400 charging stations in Andhra Pradesh

The State the government decided to set up 400 charging stations in Andhra Pradesh. The government also wants to consider a proposal to study the real-time performance impact of electric two-wheelers to ward and village secretariat staff.

It also aims to set up testing facilities for vehicles and components and intelligence testing tracks for electric vehicles with an investment of Rs 250 crore.

Energy storage solution provider Okaya installs more than 500 electric vehicles charging stations across India. The company has over 10,000 chargers installation orders with it as well. 

EV charging infrastructure for fleet operations

Recently, Okaya Power Group has announced that it has partnered with India’s leading four-wheeler vehicles fleet operators BluSmart Electric Mobility. It aims to provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure for fleet operations.

It had also announced its partnership with India’s largest four-wheeler fleet operators Prakriti E-Mobility Private Limited to provide enough EV charging stations for their fleet operations. This EV chargers charge fast and are high energy density and low in weight. It provides noise and pollution free first and last-mile connectivity solutions.

Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN E.V.)

Okaya has become a core member of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN E.V.) which is an open coalition of world-class firms within the electric vehicle (EV) industry. This moved is taken to support the Combined Charging System (CCS) as a global standard for EV charging which focuses on charging and promoting eco-friendly mobility in the country. It includes the Combined Charging solution (CCS)-CharIN and CHAdeMO, a quick charging standard for electric vehicles.

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