Govt to put EV infrastructure, aimed for the adoption of 30 percent Electric Vehicles (EV) by 2030. In order to achieve the goals it wants to revive the gas-based power plants and installing electric vehicles infrastructure is seems to be on the top of the list.
Govt to put EV infrastructure on top of the list
The expectation for the power ministry to appeal to the union cabinet in the next 100 days for a subsidy mechanism to relaunch gas-based power projects, a senior government official said.
25,000 megawatts functional gas-based capacity
There are nearly 25,000 megawatts functional gas-based capacity which is tensed due to lack of fuel.
Charging infrastructure for EV in Delhi, Hyderabad,
During the first 100 days in office, the government will make a goal to set up charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The targeted cities include Delhi, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.
Delhi-Battery swapping & charging stations for e-rickshaws
The Delhi will also get Battery swapping and charging stations for e-rickshaws.
Gas auction mechanism
The ministry is planning for a gas auction mechanism, by pooling domestically produced gas with LNG and subsidizing the tariffs, an official said.
According to a committee which was headed by cabinet secretary PK Sinha, recommended that the power and oil ministries are making a scheme to electronically auction imported and regasified LNG (RNLG).
Previously the sale of the power plants in the short-term market electricity which used to be generated from coal, supplied by state-run Coal India.
Govt officials unhappy with EV Mileage
The government officials are unhappy with the Electric vehicle’s mileage.
EVs from Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra
Government departments who are using EVs from Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra claimed for a range of 130 km on fully charged but fail to the said rang. They are able to do just 85 km.
Tender’s requirement was of 130 km
The tender’s requirement was of 130 km. As per ARAI test, Tigor EV certified for a range of 142 km. However, the range of vehicles differs from person to person which can depend on their driving habits, road and traffic conditions.
Tata Motors spokesperson said
A Tata Motors spokesperson said, “The range of the vehicle varies from individual to individual and depends on the driving habits, road and traffic conditions.”
The Tata Motors and M&M were asked to increase the battery strength to opt at least a range of 120 km in normal road and traffic conditions.
Both the automakers have supplied around 1,500 vehicles to Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) and another 1,000 units are expected in the next few months.
EESL MD Saurabh Kumar said
EESL MD Saurabh Kumar said only a few officials had complained. “Obviously, the range will be better under standard test conditions than normal road conditions. This is also true for cars with internal combustion engines. The range has a lot to do with the driving behavior and traffic conditions,” Kumar
Kumar said that if the automakers asked to fit the batteries according to the global standards then the cost of the vehicle will also rise. however both the companies are given more time to supply the remaining units.
According to Kumar, the focus has shifted from EVs to installing more charging stations. which will eventually create the demand for EVs.
EESL is aiming to increase to 200 public charging stations
Currently, New Delhi has 30 public charging stations and EESL is aiming to increase to 200 very soon.
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