At Least One EV Charging Station Every 3 Km…

In Clean Talk, Electric Mobility, News, Renewable Energy

In the first phase of Electric Vehicles (EV) rollout plan, the power ministry is targeting 4 billion-plus population cities under the EV policy initiative. It plans to cover all the state capitals, union territories, major highways and key cities under the second phase.

In a grid of 3-by-3 kilometer (km), atleast one public charging station will be set up in urban areas. For the highways, atleast one fast charging station is planned for every 100 kms.

The Power ministry had in April last year announced that charging of electric vehicles is not a licensed activity and would be considered as a service.

The de-licensing made sure that any entity can set up a public charging station in the country.

The ministry’s planning body Central Electricity Authority later laid down technical and safety norms for charging infrastructure of e-vehicles. Public charging standard norms and guidelines for EVs were notified in December 2018.

The ministry had revised the charging infrastructure guidelines for EVs last month based on the inputs received from stakeholders. The revised guidelines covered the issues of location for setting up public charging stations.

This is an Agency News-Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team

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