Electric vehicles (EVs) charging infrastructure will be available at
every four kilometres in big cities within a year, following the award of 2,600
charging stations to state-run companies, said people aware of the matter. This
would address the issue of anxiety over the range of EVs, they said.
The govt has given in-principle nod to rms including NTPC, EESL and REIL but
actual sanctions of the contracts would be made only after the public sector units
sign memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for land where the charging stations
are proposed, said the people. They said this would ensure the companies do not
squat on the contracts.
A signicant chunk of orders for setting up the stations in 62 cities with millionplus population have been bagged by Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd and Energy Eiciency Services Ltd (EESL).
NTPC and Power Grid Corp have also emerged as low bidders for the stations.