The central government is proposing to set up charging points for electric vehicles every three kilometres in big cities, reported The Economic Times.
The report comes amidst news of government plans to boost adoption of energy efficient vehicles in the country. As per the report, the charging points will be established every three kilometres in smart cities and cities that have a population of over a million. In addition, the report said that charging points will be established every 50 kms on national highways.
“It is expected that 30,000 slow charging and 15,000 fast-charging stations will be required to be put up in a phase-wise manner in the next 3-5 years.
There should be at least two high-charge points and one fast-charging point at every three kilometres in cities. Similarly, there should be electric vehicle charging station every 50 km on highways,” a senior government official was quoted saying in the report.
While several companies and manufactures have shown interest in the plan, an official said the government is mulling the idea of providing subsidies to the PSUs for the rolling out of the programme, the report said.
First Published: IST