The Indian government has occasionally expressed extremely bold electric vehicle plans . While it is doing a bit to pursue those dreams, it is far away from some of the loftier goals . However, one potentially new move could give a boost to e-mobility in the country — the government is considering a requirement that all gas stations (“petrol stations” as they and the Brits say) include EV chargers. Well, technically, it wouldn’t be all gas stations — there’s some fine print. The requirement, if implemented, would be for “Company-Owned, Company-Operated (COCO) petrol pumps of state refiners.” An alternative but similar idea is that the government would install EV chargers at 69,000 gas/petrol stations across India. One other possible path forward that the government is considering is focusing EV charging investments in and around several major cities — Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Vadodara. One final detail under consideration: requiring that no chargers used for such plans come from China or Pakistan. Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica member, supporter, or ambassador — or a patron on Patreon . Sign up for our free daily newsletter or weekly newsletter to never miss a story. Have a […]


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