According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles – India has 1,800 charging stations for about 16,200 electric cars, including the fleet segment, by March 2021.
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India will need around 400,000 charging stations to meet the requirement of 2 million Electric Vehicles (EVs) potentially plying on its roads by 2026. This claim has been made in a report. The Grant Thornton India-FICCI report said that for India to reach its vision of 100 percent EVs by 2030, factors such as increased government cooperation, reduced technology costs and critical pollution levels could accelerate this change. will be important to.
According to the EV industry body – Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles – India has 1,800 charging stations for about 16,200 electric cars, including the fleet segment, by March 2021.
Overall, EV infrastructure is tightly linked with EV and charging station characteristics, battery technologies and electricity markets, the report said. It said, the report also recommended participation of discoms in deployment of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and categorization of EV charging infrastructure as Corporate Social Responsibility as part of a survey by more than half the stakeholders. .
The report further states that global manufacturers have spent millions to improve the availability and efficacy of EV chargers and as a result, it takes no more than 15 minutes to recharge a vehicle with the fastest capacity today. . According to the report, global sales of EVs grew by 39 percent year-on-year to 31 lakh units in 2020, while the overall passenger car market declined by 14 percent.
Apart from this, the report also indicated positive changes in consumer thinking due to the pandemic. Consumers are now more sensitive to what their future generations want to lead a healthy life, which especially includes breathing clean air.
Saket Mehra, Partner, Grant Thornton, said in a statement, “The year 2020 marks a major milestone in electrification and fast-tracking the development of Electric Vehicles (EVs) by harnessing globally available strength through a collaborative and integrated effort. Responsibility and opportunity is presented.
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