Opinion | Govt missing the big picture in its electric vehicle policy


Opinion | Govt missing the big picture in its electric vehicle policy

On December 14, the government announced measures aimed at boosting the production of electric vehicles. It announced a policy for the rollout of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In an official document sent out by the ministry of power, it outlined a plan to support the expansion of electric vehicles in India.

The policy requires all government-funded home charge points for electric vehicles (EVs) to use ‘smart’ technology from July 2019. This means that the charge points must be able to be remotely accessed, and capable of receiving, interpreting and reacting to a signal.

What this could mean is that the government is finally beginning to recognise the benefits of using car battery storage units as a means for drawing on power during peak demand Read more

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