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Niti Aayog Proposes EV Charging Hubs At Indian Railway Stations

The Niti Aayog has submitted a draft policy for the Indian Railways to establish charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) at railway stations across the country in an effort to increase the use of such vehicles.

The draft policy, which has been shared with the railways ministry, also recommends that charging stations be powered by renewable energy, in line with Indian Railways’ goal of becoming a net-zero carbon emitter by 2030.

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The Centre’s FAME-II (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles) scheme is pushing for widespread adoption of EVs in the country, particularly in public and shared transportation.

The goal is to subsidize approximately 7,000 electric buses, 500,000 electric three-wheelers, 55,000 electric four-wheeler passenger cars, and one million electric two-wheelers.

Providing a reliable and accessible EV charging infrastructure network is critical to accomplishing this. While the government has taken several steps to expand EV charging infrastructure, Niti Aayog officials noted that railway stations can provide a secure and accessible charging infrastructure for city residents.

The policy is currently being discussed with the railways ministry.

Reference- Hindustan Times, Economic Times, Syndicate News Feed