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The Indian EV Infrastructure: What needs to change?

India's mobility scene has grown remarkably, but it still faces issues such as traffic congestion and inefficient public transportation. Adoption of EVs would not only cut greenhouse gas emissions, but will also encourage expanded usage of renewable energy and India's economic growth. Despite the more delayed adoption of EV infrastructure, there is a lot driving to make it happen, with the government seeking to adopt 30% EVs on the roadmap by 2030. Here are some ways that will help decrease the gap in the coming years:

  1. Increase in public charging Infrastructure: The government is diligently pushing towards construction of public charging infrastructure across multiple states. Many state governments are also educating businesses on the benefits of charging stations and making installation processes more simple.

  2. Integration of renewable energy: Given the abundance of renewable energy sources in India, the government intends to enhance renewable energy generation capacity by 2030. If implemented, this increase will cut emissions while also providing continuous electricity for charging EVs.

  3. Fast charging technology: Several private companies are investing in the advancement of faster charging technology. The Indian government has also subsidized the installation of fast charging infrastructure in numerous states to support and encourage faster adoption of EVs.

  4. Private sector incentives: The government is also incentivizing the private sector to increase investment in the EV infrastructure through various subsidy schemes.

Although the current gap between availability of EV infrastructure and the vast growth of EVs on road seem imbalanced, through these various ways the government and the private sector is actively working towards fixing the EV-to-public-charging ratio.


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