Center to build charging stations at 69,000 petrol pumps: Nitin Gadkari

By 2030, many ministers in the Modi government have questioned only electric vehicles on the roads. The central government had announced that customers would get a discount of Tk 20,000 to Tk 250,000. This time, the Modi government heard another message of hope for electric car users.

Roads, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the center plans to set up at least one EV charging station at 69,000 petrol pumps to push people to use more electric vehicles in the future.

Earlier, the Center had approved the setting up of more than 26,000 EV charging stations across the country by the Indian government for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs). These charging stations, spread across 72 cities in 24 states and union territories, are expected to accelerate the hybrid and electric vehicle (FEM or FEM-2) project in India.

According to Central Soccer, the installation of these charging stations will ensure that at least one EV charging spot is available within 4 km of these cities. Heavy Industries Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The availability of EV charging stations will encourage EV manufacturers to launch new EV models which they were hesitant to do due to lack of charging infrastructure.”

Under this program, the government will set up 316 EV charging stations in Maharashtra. Andhra Pradesh is constructing 266 stations and Tamil Nadu 256 stations, sources said. Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will also build 228, 205 and 206 EV charging stations respectively. Apart from the EV charging stations set up by the central government, the Aam Aadmi Party government has said it plans to set up 65 charging stations across the capital.