The government is continuously working to bring the demand for electric vehicles to the next level in the country. Now the government has started taking proposals from companies to build EV charging stations on major highways and expressways of the country. The government’s move is to create better infrastructure for electric mobility in the country, so that people traveling long distances with electric vehicle can easily charge it anywhere.
Inviting proposals from government organizations, public sector undertakings (state / central), state-owned discoms, oil PSUs and other public and private entities on behalf of the Department of Heavy Industry for construction and operation of EV charging station Expression of interest (EoI) has been sought for.
Proposals invited for these highways and expressways
Institutions intending to construct and operate EV charging infrastructure on Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad-Vadodara, Delhi-Agra, Bangalore-Mysore, Bengaluru-Chennai, Surat-Mumbai, Agra-Lucknow, Eastern Peripherals and Hyderabad-ORR Expressways Proposals have been sought from. Proposals have also been invited for highways including Delhi-Srinagar, Delhi-Kolkata, Agra-Nagpur, Meerut to Gangotri Dham, Mumbai-Delhi, Mumbai-Panaji, Mumbai-Nagpur, Mumbai-Bengaluru and Kolkata.
Under Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme, the Government of India intends to create EV charging stations by providing financial assistance to organizations to increase the use of electric vehicles. Actually, electric vehicles cannot be promoted in the country without creating EV charging infrastructure. Just as petrol and diesel pumps have been made for fuel cars in the country, EV charging stations will also have to be built in the same way, which will help in increasing pollution levels across the country.
Fada had told that base level infrastructure will be ready in 6 months
When Dainik Bhaskar spoke to Fada President Vinkesh Gulati, he had said that discussions are going on with both our government and the manufacturers. As many as there are dealers in their metros and big cities, companies like Tata and Mahindra have made their own charging stations. We are pushing on this that the government should also make charging stations at the locations where there are large petrol pumps. In such a situation, the minimum will reach the infrastructure base level in 6 months to a year.
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