Work Underway To Set Up EV Charging Stations At Petrol Pumps In The Country: Govt

Work is underway to line up charging stations for electrical vehicles at 22,000 of the 70,000 gas pumps across the country, the Government informed Rajya Sabha on weekday.

Replying to supplementaries throughout the Question Hour, Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey aforementioned the primary priority would be to line up such charging stations for electrical vehicles at express highways, highways and populated cities.

He additionally aforementioned the Government underneath the Faster Adoption and production of (Hybrid) electrical Vehicles in India (FAME India)-II theme has directed the ARAI in Pune, an establishment operating within the field of vehicles, to develop a image for quick charging of electrical vehicles.

The aim is to possess it within the market by December 2022, Pandey aforementioned.

He aforementioned that the work is afoot on this project and he hopes that the image would be ready by the month of November next year.

“Our ministry along side the ministries of fossil fuel and power are put together operating towards implementation of FAME India.

We are hoping to towards fitting charging stations in 22,000 of the entire 70,000 gas pumps across the country and work is on during this regard,” the minister said.

“Our priority is to line up charging stations on highways, express highways and populated cities and later, this may be taken right down to rural areas. However our priority straight away is on these 3 fields,” he said.

Pandey additionally educated the House that work is afoot to supply metal batteries within the country to make India self-sustaining and a production joined incentive(PLI) scheme of Rs 18,100 crore has been involved.

“The RFP has been floated and there’s a decent response from the business. We are moving quick towards creating our country self-sustaining,” he said.

For waste disposal, he aforementioned a technical committee of the Ministry of Environment has been finalised that is functioning on the Battery Waste Management Rules, 2019 to search out an answer to the matter of waste management and it’ll submit its report shortly, the minister educated.

In his written reply, Pandey additionally aforementioned, ” Phase-II of quicker Adoption and production of (Hybrid &) electrical Vehicles in India (FAME India) is being enforced for a amount of 5 years w.e.f. April 1, 2019, with a complete monetary fund support of Rs 10,000 crores. Underneath Phase-II of the FAME-India theme, Rs 1000 crore is allotted for the event of charging infrastructure.”

“This ministry (power) has sanctioned 2,877 electrical vehicle charging stations in sixty eight cities across twenty five states/UTs and 1,576 charging stations across 9 expressways and sixteen highways underneath phase II clinical trial of FAME India theme,” Pandey aforementioned.

According to the Ministry of Power’s regulation, there should be a minimum of one charging station at each twenty five kms on each side of a road and additionally a minimum of one charging station for long vary and significant duty EVs at hundred kms on each side of a road.

For the town a minimum of one charging station should be established in an exceeding grid of 3km by 3km, he additionally aforementioned.

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