Electric vehicle charging stations at petrol pumps: Is it a viable proposition?


Electric vehicle charging stations at petrol pumps: Is it a viable proposition?

The government aims to have 25% electric vehicles (EVs) on Indian roads by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, the government is trying to augment the EV charging infrastructure, which is almost nil now, by announcing various measures.

One such plan is to set up charging stations at every 25 km across the highways and roads in India. As part of this plan, the centre is planning to set up charging stations at 65,000-odd fuel stations across the country. But is it a viable proposition?

According to a study done by India Smart Grid Forum, a public-private initiative of the power ministry, fuel stations are not the ideal place for creating charging infrastruct Read More

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