In this report, data has been released on the ratio of charging stations to electric vehicles in India. According to the report, there are 6 electric vehicles at a single charging station in countries like China and the Netherlands. In the United States, a single charging station has a load of 19 electric vehicles. Whereas a charging station in India has a charge of 135 electric vehicles which is comparatively high.
The report states that if the rapid charging infrastructure for electric vehicles is not built in India, then the pace of development of electric vehicles in India may slow down. It is being said that in order to curb pollution in India, the government is increasing the purchase and sale of electric vehicles, due to which India will be one of the largest markets for electric vehicles in the coming times.
Currently, the Indian e-vehicle market is also grappling with the global chip crisis and short supply of equipment. However, the EV sector will come out of this problem in the coming few years. The report states that India’s electric vehicle sector is also not lagging behind in research and innovation. Apart from this, companies making EV battery cells and semiconductors are investing heavily in India. It is clear from this that India’s dependence on other countries for EV equipment will end in the coming few years.
Let us tell you that there are more than 13 lakh electric vehicles registered in India. The highest number of electric vehicles are registered in states like Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Bihar and Maharashtra. Most two-wheeler and three-wheeler electric vehicles are being bought in India.
Under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) Phase-II scheme, 2,877 public EV charging stations in 68 cities and 1,576 EV charging stations on 9 expressways and 16 highways have been approved. According to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency data, there are a total of 2,826 public charging stations in the country.
To promote electric vehicles, charging stations are also being built on highways and expressways, so that the problem of charging can be reduced. NHAI has also approved setting up of charging stations in several new projects of highways and expressways.
The central government expects sales of electric vehicles to be 30 per cent in private cars, 70 per cent in commercial cars, 40 per cent in buses and 80 per cent in two-wheelers and three-wheelers by 2030.