There are currently about 1,640 public electric vehicle charging stations in India, out of which 940 EV charging stations are spread across these cities. According to the Ministry of Power, India has added 678 public EV charging stations between October 2021 and January 2022 in these nine cities.
On January 14 this year, the Ministry of Power had issued revised consolidated guidelines and standards for EV charging infrastructure. The Ministry of Power said that the Center has taken several initiatives to promote manufacturing and adoption of electric vehicles in the country.
With the substantial expansion in the public EV charging infrastructure, electric vehicles have started entering the Indian market, said the Ministry of Power. The ministry also said that the Center has made 360-degree efforts to augment the public charging infrastructure by involving private and public agencies.
Among these companies like BEE, EESL, PGCIL, NTPC are included. Many private organizations have also come forward to install EV charging stations. Let us tell you that in the coming days, the central government plans to expand the coverage to other cities in a phased manner.
Oil marketing companies like Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum have announced to set up 22,000 EV charging stations across cities and national highways. Explain that Indian Oil Corporation has committed to set up 10,000 EV charging stations.
BPCL, on the other hand, will install another 7,000 EV chargers, while the rest 5,000 will be installed by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation. Indian Oil Corporation has already installed 439 EV charging stations and plans to install 2,000 more in the next year.
BPCL has so far installed 52 charging stations, while HPCL has so far installed 382 charging stations. The Department of Heavy Industries has recently approved 1,576 public charging stations for 25 highways and expressways that will be located within a range of 25 km each on both sides of these highways.
Let us tell you that recently, IndianOil Corporation said that it has installed 1,000 charging stations for electric vehicles across the country. V. Satish Kumar (Marketing), Director, IndianOil said that the company has successfully deployed over 1,000 EV charging points towards enabling the EV revolution in the country.
He informed that IndianOil is gearing up to provide EV charging facilities at 10,000 fuel stations in the next three years. This will relieve the customers of electric vehicles without worrying as well as give confidence to the automobile manufacturers to increase the production of electric vehicles.
IndianOil installed its first EV charger for public use in Nagpur in 2017. Now, the company’s charging points are present in over 500 towns and cities including several state and national highways. In addition, the corporation plans to build a base for over 3,000 charging stations to convert highways into e-highways across the country in the next three years.