India is working on its electric vehicle concept and accepting this technology for transportation purposes. This technology arises due to the extraction of natural resources(oil), vehicular pollution and there impact on nature. Almost every state in India is suffering from air pollution. Whether it is due to factory or combustion vehicles.
EV Charging Infrastructure in India
Role of Government:
For vehicular emission, new norms are established by the government for the emission of vehicles. Under the FAME 2(Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicle in India) government has a clear vision of 30% of private electric cars, 80% of electric two and three-wheelers, 40% of buses and 70% of commercial cars in 2030. The main motive of the FAME2 scheme is to decrease vehicular pollution and to increase the number of employment by making EVs in India. The government has introduced an amount of 10,000 cr. for FAME-2, the second phase of the FAME India scheme with an Rs 10,000-crore outlay to encourage adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles in the 2019 budget.
Role of Automobile manufacturers:
In India, the FAME 2 scheme offers relaxation to many automobile sectors for the development of EVs and hybrid vehicles. The main motive of the government is to establish the manufacturing plants in India. It helps the automobile industry in the cost-cutting of Electric Vehicles. Automobile Industries are working on EV technology. Many EVs have been launched and many more are also going to launch in 2020 & 2021. This year is great for EV lovers in India as there are many EVs that are going to be launched. Electric Vehicles are going to Boom the Indian automobile sector this year.
Both above sectors are doing well for EV enhancement or to increase the usage of an electric vehicle, but the main issue which rises is :
EV Charging Infrastructure in India is not in good amount. There are not as many charging stations as there are fuel stations. This makes a negative impact on the buyers of EV. If India wants to fulfill the vision of FAME 2 2030, then they need to focus on charging infrastructure as same as on electric vehicle production.
Right now there are very few charging stations that are there in India and this makes it very difficult for buyers to choose EV. As there competitor(combustion engine vehicles) is having plenty of fuel stations, but there are very few charging stations for electric vehicles.
According to FAME 2, there are around 2636 charging stations that are going to be established in 62 cities and 24states and union territories of India. Therefore, this makes ensure that in every city there is a charging station in every 4 X 4 km grid. This will enhance or boost the confidence of Electric Vehicle buyers in India after the range anxiety.
Also, many private organizations are all ready to set up there charging stations in India. Many organizations are working on EV Charging Infrastructure some of them are:
- Delta Electronics India
- ABB India
- Okaya Power Group.