On 1st November 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will be a net-zero carbon emission country by 2070. This was a bold statement made at the UN COP26 climate summit.
With not even a week passed since the PM has made a statement on making India a net-zero carbon emission country by 2070, Bharath Petroleum, a Fortune Global 500 company, and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), the country’s one of the largest oil and natural gas companies, have announced the installation of 17,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the next few years. IOCL stated they would install around 10,000 EVCS in the next three years, and Bharath Petroleum will install 7,000 EVCS near petrol pumps in the upcoming years.
Indian Oil Corp set forth to initiate 50kW EVCS for every 25km range and 100kW chargers for heavy vehicles for every 100km range so that electric vehicle users can charge their EVs anywhere on Indian roads and nearby IOC petrol stations.
IOCL planned to set up 231 EVCS in 9 metro cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, Banglore, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Surat, and Pune in the first upcoming year. Next, 375 EVCS in the second year and 215 in the third year, and overall of more than 10,000 EVCS on highways and other cities.
As we all know, electric vehicles take around 45 minutes to 3 hours for a fast charge depending on the EV and charging station. It is announced, that there will be a battery swapping option to change discharged batteries with a fully charged battery.
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