New Delhi, May 16: It comes as a huge boost to electric cars, as the government has recently proposed to set up charging stations every three kilometres in cities with a million-plus population and smart cities, and every 50 km on busy national highways. According to a report on Economics Times, more than 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.
In consultation with local authorities and electricity distribution utilities, the land for setting up the charging stations is likely to be identified. Reportedly, NTPC, Power Grid Corp, Indian Oil Corp may initiate the process to set up charging stations.
Few days back, government introduced incentives of up to Rs 2.5 lakh to those who scrap their old petrol and diesel vehicles for electric cars. According to a Times of India report, this is part of the government's Rs 9,400 crore package, where it is pushing for sales of electric and hybrid vehicles in India.