Friday, June 9, 2023

6 EV charging stations in state

Centre on Friday informed that six Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations have been operatonalised in Nagaland by oil marketing companies at their retail outlets as on July 1, 2022. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar informed that the Ministry has sanctioned 2,877 EV charging stations in 68 cities across 25 States/UTs and 1576 charging stations across nine Expressways and 16 Highways under Phase II of FAME India Scheme. The Ministry had sanctioned 520 Charging Stations/ Infrastructure under the Phase-I of FAME India scheme. Under Phase-II, her said Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated for the development of charging infrastructure.
Further, the minister informed that presently 13,92,265 EVs were running on roads of India as on August 3, 2022. Out of the total, over 5.44 lakh include two wheelers, over 7.93 lakh three wheelers and over 54,000 four wheelers and above. He said the government has taken several steps for adoption of EVs in the country.


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