Govt considers setting up EV chargers at 69,000 petrol bunks
To promote and encourage the adoption of the electric vehicles in India, the Government is considering the installation of charging points for electric vehicles at 69,000 fuel stations across the country under the new guidelines of the oil ministry.
Govt considers setting up EV chargers
The new petrol pumps must have an option of one alternative fuel. Due to lack of charging infrastructure hindering the growth of electric vehicles, as people are concerned about the charging when their battery deads. Most of the fuel stations are already opting for EV charging kiosks which will boost electric vehicle industry.
The government may also make it compulsory for the Company-Owned, Company-Operated (COCO) petrol pumps of state refiners to install EV charging kiosks at their fuel stations. The franchisee petrol pump operators will install at least one charging kiosk at their fuel stations.
The power ministry is planning to focus on setting up an EV charging infrastructure in the cities and on the highways around Delhi National Capital Region, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Vadodara and Bhopal. The Government is also planning fully electrification of public transport in Delhi followed by other cities.
The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises has declared that about 285,000 buyers of electric and hybrid vehicles have benefited from the subsidies provided under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME-India) program. A substantial amount of ₹3.6 billion has been spent under this program last year.
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