NITI Aayog today released Handbook to Guide Electric Vehicles (EV) Charging Infrastructure in India. The handbook will enable states and local bodies to establish public charging networks efficiently. The objective is to enhance charging infrastructure and facilitate a rapid transition to electric mobility in the country.
The Handbook for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Implementation has been jointly developed by NITI Aayog, Ministry of Power , Department of Science and Technology , Bureau of Energy Efficiency and World Resources Institute (WRI)India.
The Handbook provides a systematic and a holistic approach for adoptions by implementing authorities and other stakeholders involved in planning, authorisation and execution of EV charging infrastructure.
The transition to electric mobility is a global strategy in the fight against climate change, on which India has expressed ambitious aspirations. Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Dr Rajiv Kumar said, the handbook addresses the common challenges being faced by different local authorities in implementing EV charging networks. He said, it serves as a starting point for the peer-to-peer exchange of best practices between states and local bodies.
NITI Aayog CEO, Mr Amitabh Kant said, the EV ecosystem in India is evolving rapidly and there are several players entering the charging infrastructure market. Mr Kant expressed hope this handbook provides holistic governance for public and private stakeholders to work together in establishing robust and accessible EV charging networks.
EV charging is a new type of power demand for discoms, which play a pivotal role in providing seamless power supply connections for charging facilities. Power Secretary Mr Alok Kumar said, with the rapidly growing share of renewable in the energy mix in the country, the benefits from transition towards e-mobility are only expected to become more significant in the coming years.