The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) has proposed to set up 650 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across Karnataka, 100 of which will be in Bengaluru.
The proposal is under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle (FAME) scheme. Bescom said Bengaluru will be its major focus, where the project will be implemented first.
The 100 stations will be in addition to the 112 that are expected to become operational by August this year. With 8,980 e-vehicles, Bengaluru currently has more than 57% of such vehicles registered in the state. Records show there has been a nearly 40% jump in the number of registered electric vehicles in the city between 2018 and 2019.
Under the FAME project, Bescom plans to set up charging stations every 20-25km for a 50km distance on either side of Bengaluru-Tumakuru highway and for a 100km distance on either side of Bengaluru-Mysuru highway. Read More
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