The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for setting up battery charging and swapping station for 50 e-rickshaws in Faridabad, Haryana, on pilot project basis.
The Union government plans to provide ₹1,000 crore as subsidy for building a nationwide charging infrastructure for electric vehicles as it seeks to expedite the roll-out of India’s ambitious EV programme, said two people aware of the development on condition of anonymity.
The Indian government is progressively looking to expand and strengthen the support infrastructure for electric vehicles with an intent to popularize and promote clean transportation.
As India prepares itself for the electric vehicles blitzkrieg over the next few years, several arms of the Indian government are planning pilot projects to get the motor running.
India’s power generating company, NTPC has forayed into EV Charging business and set up charging stations at multiple locations.