State-owned oil marketing companies have promised to install at least 22,000 charging stations for EVs. This is positive
State-owned oil marketing companies have promised to install at least 22,000 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in prominent cities and on national highways within the next year, the power ministry said on Saturday. This is a crucial development because EV owners are worried about EV’s capability to reach destinations before the battery runs out. India has 1,010,021 registered EVs, but there are only 1,640 public charging stations, according to transport ministry data. Of these, the nine big cities account for some 940 stations. India wants 80% of all two-wheelers and 30% of all private cars to run on electricity by 2030. Expanding the charging station network is key for this.