25 EV Charging Stations Set Up In Bengaluru; 435 More In The Pipeline Across India

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Responding to a query put up in the Lok Sabha, Mr. Piyush Goyal, the Union Minister for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy informed the senate that 25 charging stations had been set up across Bengaluru as a part of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) scheme of the central government.

These stations had been installed by Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles at 6 locations across the city. He said, “Based on the proposals received under FAME Scheme, charging infrastructure in the selected locations would be sanctioned by the Department of Heavy Industries.”

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He said that the Project Implementation and Sanctioning Committee had sanctioned multiple other projects as well. While Bharat Heavy Electronics Limited (BHEL) had proposed to set up 100 charging stations across Delhi-NCR, the Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) had proposed to set up 200 units across NCR, Jaipur and Chandigarh.

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The Committee had also approved two other project to set up more charging stations in the Delhi-NCR region. This will be undertaken in joint cooperation between Mahindra Reva, Asia Electric and urban taxi aggregators Ola and Lithium Urban Technologies. As a result, a total of 435 charging points are currently in the pipeline.

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This will be supported by a long-term commitment of NTPC to support the e-Mobility sector and to set up charging points. The FAME scheme is one of the pilot programs of the government to help create manufacturing capabilities and also to get people to adopt electric vehicles in the country. It is likely to play an important part as India looks to shun internal-combustion engine powered vehicles by 2030.

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