Telangana Government aims to boost EV Infrastructure by 2021

In a recent development, the Telangana government aims to install 138 EV charging stations by next year and the state’s EV policy aims to attract investments worth $3 Bn by 2022. The state will be collaborating with Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited for the project.

The Telangana government has recently announced its collaboration with Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) to install 138 charging stations across the state, to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption by the next year.

The project aimed to boost the second phase of Government of India's ambitious Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME II) scheme which is also in line with the state government's EV policy which is aimed to attract investments worth $3 Bn and create employment for 50K people by 2022 through EVs in shared mobility, charging infrastructure development and EV manufacturing activities.

As per media reports, the Telangana government has joined hands with REIL which has been working with the Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) to install EV charging infrastructure across the country.  REIL alongside other state-owned departments like DHI, Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), and PowerGrid got approval to set up more than 2.7K EV charging stations across 90 cities in India. REIL has already installed over 200 EV charging stations in Delhi, Jaipur, and Chandigarh.

Telangana also clearly defines incentives on the demand and supply side of the EV ecosystem, draws a clear roadmap for developing charging infrastructure in the state and provides incentives related to various components of ownership cost of electric vehicles

There is also an emphasis on skill development for EV design, development and manufacturing, and aims to promote the manufacturing of battery cells and packs through special status and incentives. The Telangana government targets 100% electric buses by 2030 for intra-city, intercity and interstate transport with 25% target by 2022 and 50% by 2025.

(Source: inc42)