If India’s power minister RK Singh acts on his words, there’s hope yet for electric vehicles (EV) in the country.
His ministry aims to release a set of guidelines for power distribution companies (or discoms) and EV charging service providers by the end of March 2018, Singh said at an event in New Delhi on March 07.
“We had set up a committee with the Central Electricity Authority. So, they had drawn up some (recommendations) which they will present to me…It’s almost ready. Within 20 days, I think I should be able to come out with both the policy as well as regulations,” Singh said.
This comes as a relief after transport minister Nitin Gadkari said in February that there was no need for an EV policy. Gadkari’s pronouncement had raised doubts among industry stakeholders about the government’s commitment to promoting electric cars. Read More…