The Indian government is in discussions to line up a minimum of one electric vehicle (EV) charging kiosk each at nearly 69,000 petrol pumps across the country to encourage people to go for electric mobility.
Additionally, the government is also thinking of making it compulsory to install EV charging kiosks at all Company-Owned, Company-Operated (COCO) petrol pumps of state refiners.
On EV charging infrastructure, Power Minister, Shri R K Singh suggested oil ministry top officials that “they may issue an order to their oil marketing companies (OMCs) under their administrative control for setting up charging kiosks at all COCO petrol pumps”
Under the new guidelines of the oil ministry, new petrol pumps must have an option of one alternative fuel.
The power ministry has also chalked out an idea to focus on Delhi National Capital Region, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Vadodara, and Bhopal for creating EV charging infrastructure in cities also on highways to encourage people to convert over to electric mobility.