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Proposals for implementation of EV charging infrastructure

the government has invited proposals from different entities. August 20th is the last date for the submission of the proposals.

For the implementation of electric vehicles charging infrastructure in big and smart cities, the government has invited proposals from different entities. August 20th is the last date for the submission of the proposals.

Entities that aim to develop EV charging infrastructures in million-plus cities as per the 2011 census are invited with their proposals. The Ministry of Heavy Industries also said that smart cities have been notified by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair.

It also invited proposals from satellite towns connected to seven metros (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad); major cities of special categories State/UTs; and the capital city of all states/UTs not covered in the above categories.

The Heavy Industries Ministry said that at the beginning 1000 EV charging stations are earmarked for deployment through the EOI.  After evaluation of the proposals received under this EOI, these charging stations will be sanctioned to different states, cities or entities. It further advised that to the extent possible charging station should be connected with the ‘grid-connected solar power plant’ of required capacity as per MNRE guidelines to ensure grid stability and green energy for electric vehicles.The government recently approved Phase-II of the FAME India Scheme [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India], for three years commencing from April 1, 2019, with total budgetary support of Rs 10,000 crore. Under Phase-II of the scheme, the government intends to support the development of EV charging infrastructure by extending the capital grant to different organisations working with the city government for the promotion of the use of electric vehicles (EVs).

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