The transition to electric mobility is a promising global strategy for decarbonising the transport sector. India is among a handful of countries that support the global EV30@30 campaign, which targets to have at least 30% new vehicle sales be electric by 2030.
An accessible and robust network of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is an essential pre-requisite to achieving this ambitious transition. The Government of India has instituted various enabling policies to promote the development of the charging infrastructure network. However, given the novel characteristics of this new infrastructure type, there is a need to customise it to the unique Indian transport ecosystem and build capacity among stakeholders to support its on-ground expansion.
The Handbook for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Implementation – Version 1 prepared by a team of authors from NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power, Department of Science and Technology, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, and World Resources Institute India offers a systematic approach that guides implementing authorities and stakeholders on planning, authorisation, and execution of EV charging infrastructure. It presents an overview of the technological and regulatory frameworks and governance structures needed to facilitate EV charging, along with a step-by-step approach to build out the implementation roadmap.
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