India's Current Charging Infrastructure Situation: Explained.

by Arjun Singh Senior Executive

Experts and industry players agree that charging infrastructure is the most important facilitator in the transition to electric mobility. However, despite the government's support for electric vehicles, India still has a long way to go in terms of developing reliable charging infrastructure.


To support these efforts, the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (MoHIPE) have teamed up to provide the necessary electric vehicle charging stations as part of a scheme called Faster Adoption and Manufacture of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (FAME). Apart from establishing 2700 charging stations by 2024, the ministries will install EV charging stations on each side of important highways after every 25 kilometers under the recently launched second phase of FAME, or FAME II, which began on April 1, 2019.


In addition, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has mandated the installation of charging stations in residential and other structures, with at least 20% of the total car parking capacity dedicated to electric vehicles.


The state-run Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), which has been tasked by the government to boost electric mobility in the country, has floated a tender for 4,500 chargers to be installed in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) to cater to 10,000 e-cars expected to be purchased for government officials in the coming years.


India's current charging technology

Looking for electric charging stations near me? According to SMEV, the Indian government has been experimenting with various charging schemes in order to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in the country. Currently, there are primarily two types of chargers based on charging speed:


Slow Chargers: These are home charging stations and public charging stations with capacities ranging from 1.2 KW to 3 KW (kilowatt). Domestic metering is used for the majority of the billing. These chargers work with single-phase plugs that range from 5 to 15 amps. These chargers provide alternating current (AC) to the vehicle's onboard charger, which converts it to direct current (DC) and charges the battery.


Fast Chargers: Chargers with a capacity of 15 KW to 50 KW or more are known as fast chargers. These chargers use a port to transfer direct current (DC) to an electric vehicle's battery, and they can charge a vehicle in half an hour to 90 minutes. These are mostly for cab firms and business users with electric car fleets.


While private charging stations can be put up easily at home/apartment/office, public charging stations must meet a minimal infrastructure requirement.


Every location with a plug can be used to charge an electric vehicle. The majority of the time, you may charge your car or scooter at an office without paying anything. That's wishful thinking! We are Indians, and we are well aware that office parking lots do not charge us for the electricity we use. However, a mall may charge you. So the next time you are looking for charging stations near me, think about Charzer.


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