India has started formulating policies to bring electric vehicles in India since long. There arose a lot of questions regarding the seriousness of the government towards the implementation of EV in the country. But, now it seems that the government has started to eliminate all the doubtful questions with its efforts.
Recently, the Ministry of Power issued a clarification stating that no license is required to operate EV charging stations in India. The Indian government has also actively worked towards reducing the cost of EVs. The government recently announced plans to provide up to Rs. 1.05 billion in grant funding to Smart Cities for the purchase of EVs to be used for mass transportation as part of a pilot project under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME) program. The Indian government has also proposed to set up charging stations for EVs every 3 km in cities with a million plus population and smart cities.
Although a lot has been planned and proposed by the government, it does not reduce the chances of possible challenges in front of the EV adoption. IncubateIND discussed the future of EV in India with Kamlesh Raval, Head Of Business Development, Sensworx Systems. Here is the video of the discussion.