CESL says that this charging station is the first of its kind in Ladakh. Designed to charge electric vehicles, this charger generates its own electricity. Solar panels have been installed on the roof of this charging station, the battery keeps on charging. That is, if the weather is good, then there will be no need for electricity to run this charging station.
Explain that CESL is a subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a central government agency. CESL is developing infrastructure for electric vehicles across the country. Apart from this, this agency is also working on a plan to introduce electric buses in different states of the country.
CESL plans to roll out 50,000 electric buses across the country with a total cost of Rs 80,000 crore. Under this scheme, electric buses are being launched in many big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune.
According to CESL, there are plans to introduce 50,000 electric buses in 25 states of the country by 2030. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has requested CESL to prepare a program to scrap 30,000 old buses in 25 states. This is going to be the world’s largest tender for the purchase of e-buses.
The demand for electric vehicles is increasing rapidly in the country
Sales of electric vehicles in India are growing rapidly and a network of charging stations is also being developed for this. According to the vehicle portal of the Union Ministry of Transport, more than 13 lakh electric vehicles have been registered in the country. At the same time, more than 2,500 charging stations are operational in different states of the country.
The sale of electric vehicles in the country has tripled. If we look at the data, in the financial year 2021-22, the total electric vehicle sales were 4,29,217 units, while during the financial year 2020-21 it was 1,34,821 units. At the same time, the total sales of electric vehicles in the financial year 2019-20 was 1,68,300 units.
According to the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA), the retail sales of electric cars during the last fiscal stood at 17,802 units, which was more than three times the sales of 4,984 units in the financial year 2020-2021. The retail sales of electric two-wheelers stood at 2,31,338 units in the last financial year, which is five times higher than the 41,046 units sold in the financial year 2020-21.