With the government bullish on electric vehicles across the country, it is imperative to know how many automobiles (two, three and four wheelers) have been made available so far and the status of the availability of charging stations. infrastructure for them.
The government has been aggressively promoting the manufacture and use of electric vehicles across the country and under its plan called “Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles” or (FAME), since 2015 to boost sales of such vehicles. Encouraging stakeholders to
In fact, by 2030, the government has decided to ensure that 30 percent of the vehicles on Indian roads will be electric.
Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had earlier this year made a case for making it mandatory for all officers of central government ministries and departments to use only electric vehicles.
So, let’s take a look at the current scenario of the availability of electric vehicles in the country and the infrastructure required for them.
number of electric vehicles
According to the data provided by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, 5.20 lakh electric vehicles were registered in the country till 19 July 2021.
Also under the FAME scheme, 87,659 electric vehicles (including two wheelers, three wheelers and four wheelers) were supported by encouraging stakeholders across the country till July 20, 2021.
As of now, there are 427 installed charging stations for electric vehicles across the country, of which 77 are located on major national highways, while 350 of them are located in seven states and the two union territories of Delhi and Chandigarh.
Delhi alone has 94 charging stations, while Chandigarh has 48 charging stations.
Among the states, Telangana has the highest number of electric vehicle charging stations with 50, followed by Rajasthan (49) and Karnataka (45).
The Delhi-Jaipur-Agra section of the national highway has 29 charging stations, followed by 24 on the Delhi-Chandigarh section, Mumbai-Pune (15) and Jaipur-Delhi (9).
In addition, the government has sanctioned 2,877 charging stations in 68 cities across 25 states, which are to be set up in the coming days.