Work underway to set up EV charging stations at 22,000 of 70,000 petrol pumps in country: Govt
Work is underway to set up charging stations for electric vehicles at 22,000 of the 70,000 petrol pumps across the country, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Friday.
Replying to supplementaries during the Question Hour, Heavy Industries Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said the first priority would be to set up such charging stations for electric vehicles at express highways, highways and populated cities.
He also said the government under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India)-II scheme has directed the ARAI in Pune, an institution working in the field of automobiles, to develop a prototype for fast charging of electric vehicles.
The aim is to have it in the market by December 2022, Pandey said.
He said work is underway on this project and he hopes that the prototype would be prepared by October or November of next year.