Over ten lakh electric vehicles on Indian roads


India has a total of 10,76,420 registered electric vehicles, with 1,742 public charging stations operational as of March 21, 2022, according to data available with Vahan 4 and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

This information was shared by the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, in the lower house of the Parliament (Lok Sabha).

To accelerate the e-mobility transition in the country, the Ministry of Power has issued revised consolidated guidelines and standards for the EV charging infrastructure.

A total of 2,877 public EV charging stations have been sanctioned in 68 cities under the second phase of the Scheme for Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India Phase II) of the Ministry of Heavy Industries.

Action plans have been prepared by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for eight cities with a four million-plus population (Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Surat, and Pune). Under these action plans, scenario-wise targets have been prepared for business-as-usual (BAU), moderate and aggressive scenarios for installing chargers in these cities.

The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) invited proposals to build and operate public EV charging infrastructure on expressways and national highways under FAME India Scheme Phase-II. The auction saw Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), in consortium with Convergence Energy Services Ltd (a subsidiary of EESL), securing the work to set up EV charging stations along 16 national highways and expressways. The National Highways Authority of India has agreed to provide space/land near toll plazas and its buildings for the installation of EV charging stations by EESL, based on revenue sharing model.

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