Answering a question in the parliament, Minister of Heavy Industries, Mahendra Nath Pandey said that India’s top nine cities will require 18,000 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by 2030.
According to the government, these requirements are based on preliminary studies for cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, each with a population of over 4 million.
As of July, Maharashtra leads with the most number of EV charging stations, followed by Delhi and Karnataka. Maharashtra, Delhi, and Karnataka respectively have 2,492, 1,627, and 753 public charging stations.
No specific targets have been fixed for the installation of Public EV chargers in the country, Pandey added. However, he mentioned the deployment of 22,000 charging stations by the petroleum ministry, set for installation by December 2024, with 7,432 under the heavy industries ministry's FAME-II subsidy scheme.
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