Amendments by the GOI Regarding EV Charging Infrastructure Policy

In a single sum up, it can be safely assumed that one of the leading reasons for anxiety among
EV owners is the range of limitations associated with their vehicles. On top of this, the lack of
infrastructure makes things even harder. Whatever the hurdles are, EV’s are here to stay because
a change of technology at this time period is inevitable. Amendments by the government
regarding EV charging infrastructure policy are helping up to a large extent to limit this hurdle.

The Indian government had brought in the below-mentioned tweaks in policies to widen the
reach of EV vehicles and to meet the target of 30 percent by the end of 2030

 A charging infrastructure per 25 km on highways across the city and a minimum of
one charging station within a 3 square kilometer radius
 Presence of a fast charging station per 100 km on intercity highways
 Electric companies associated with energy production and transmission would be
able to setup EV charging platforms in private spaces, homes, and offices
 Avoiding the need for license for setting up of Public Charging Stations by private
organizations individuals
 Electricity utilized in charging EV’s by home-based chargers will be factored in
domestic energy scales subjected to normal charged
 Autonomy in selecting the type of EV chargers used in public stations by private
player

Now the private players can choose from Type 2 AC, CCS, ChAdeMO and Bharat AC
001chargers for their station resulting in tighter competition among manufacturing which
ultimately translates to best in class product with a competitive price tag. These amendments had
also made it easier for all type of EV charging technologies to co-exist in the market, giving the
ultimate decision in consumer's hands to select what is needed.

In a nutshell an EV owner might soon be able to get more benefits and flexibility than an ICE
vehicle owner. The government is also undertaking activities to streamline and ease out the
license rules pertaining to electric vehicles that will encourage more and more individuals/private
entities to venture into the electric vehicle segment. Compared to scenarios a few years before, it
had become easier and more affordable for an individual to own electric vehicles for private
uses. Not only this, new rules, policies, and an amendment would also make India an attractive
market for many foreign players, which creates more job opportunities and better economic
output.