The government will within this week float two large proposals offering subsidy to states for deployment of 5,000 electric charging stations in cities and highways. This is the pilot electric infrastructure layout plan by the government and aims at promoting India’s plan to shift 40% fleet to battery-operated vehicles.
Presently, there are 150 charging stations in India. Setting up stations in cities will be open to all companies while only central utilities will be eligible to deploy such infrastructure on highways.
Two separate expressions of interest for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in cities and on highways will be floated by the department of heavy industries this week, an official said.
For securing subsidy for deployment of charging stations within cities, states through their nodal agencies, mostly electricity distribution companies, will have to submit their proposals to the department. Read More