The EV charging stations will be set up across country in next 12-18 months; first station already installed in Delhi
As India is rushing towards zero emission pure electric mobility, need for a strong infrastructure is coming up. NBCC Limited (National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited), a central public sector undertaking company has announced that it will install 150 new EV charging stations across the country in next 12-18 months. The first one of these 150 electric vehicle charging stations is already installed in Delhi as pilot project.
The electric vehicle charging stations across the country will be put up in association with a Finland based company known as Fortum that is partially owned by government of Finland. As Indian government is emphasising on introducing zero emission pure electric mobility across the country by 2030, these EV charging stations are expected to give the Mission EV 2030 a major boost.
As we reported in last couple of months, several auto majors are showing interest in launching their electric cars in India. The current leader of Indian EV space, Mahindra is working aggressively on its EV fleet. Another homegrown auto manufacturer Tata Motors too is working on EVs. But, the charging infrastructure remains a big concern.
Several automakers have asked the government of India to provide a clear roadmap to achieve the goal in 2030. In this situation, the move of installing this public EV charging network appears a right decision. With the installation of these 150 EV charging stations, it would be helpful for the buyers who are showing interest in purchasing electric vehicles. Also, this will encourage the automakers to work on the zero emission cars.
Apart from Mahindra and Tata Motors, other brands are also showing interest in Indian EV market. Nissan too has announced that it will bring the Leaf EV here. Apart from that, Tesla will enter the domestic market with its Model 3 electric compact sedan. Mercedes-Benz, Volvo are among the other brands that are gearing up to launch electric cars here.