Maharashtra Hosts Highest Operational Public Charging Stations: Data

Highlights :

  • Minister of State Krishan Pal Gurjar, stated that Maharashtra held the highest number of operational public charging stations (PCS) with 3,079, followed by Delhi and Karnataka.

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The Minster Of State For Heavy Industry, Krishan Pal Gurjar, shared details on the status of the Operational Public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in India.

In a written reply to the parliament, the minister gave state-wise details of the operational public charging (OPC) for electric vehicles (EVs) as of 2nd February 2024. According to the shared data, “Maharashtra held the highest number of operational public charging stations (PCS) with 3,079, followed by Delhi with 1,886, Karnataka with 1,041 of the total 12,146 operational public EV charging stations in the country.”

States With Highest No. Of Operational Public EV Charging Stations

States With Highest No. Of Operational Public EV Charging Stations


The minister said, “The FAME-II schemes inter-alia included financial support in the form of subsidy for setting up of Public Charging Infrastructure to instill confidence among the EV users.” He elaborated, “The ministry of power (MoP) has taken several initiatives to accelerate deployment of public Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in the country. Some ongoing initiates undertaken by the ministry included guidelines and standards for charging infrastructure for electric vehicles issued in January 2022 which has been amended in November 2022 and April 2023.”

He elaborated on some of the broad features of the above guidelines as given below:

i. Enabling owners of Electric Vehicles to charge their EVs at their residence/offices using their existing electricity connections.
ii. Prescribing Revenue sharing model for provision of land at promotional rates for public charging stations.
iii. Providing electricity connection to Public Charging Station (PCS) within stipulated timelines. iv. Prescribing single part EV tariff for public charging stations and shall not exceed Average Cost of Supply (ACoS) till 31.03.2025.
iv. Specifies a ceiling of Rs 2.50 per unit and Rs 3.50 per unit of electricity used for slow AC charging of EVs at PCS during the solar and non-solar hours respectively. Additionally, a ceiling limit of Rs. 10/- per unit and Rs. 12/- per unit of electricity used for DC Fast charging of EVs at PCS during the solar and non-solar hours respectively has also been specified.
v. Average cost of supply (ACoS) by DISCOMs to Public Charging Stations (PCSs) during solar hours shall have a rebate of 20% and a surcharge of 20% during all other times. 2. Green Energy Open Access Rules, 2022 has been notified with the objective to further accelerate renewable energy adoption, ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and green energy for all.
vi. Ministry of Power also Launched “GO ELECTRIC” Campaign in February 2021, to create awareness on the benefits of Electric Vehicles (EV), EV Charging Infrastructure and electric cooking in India.

As per the information received from NITI Aayog, charging infrastructure requirement depends upon the composition of Electric Vehicles, Running Patterns, Terrain & Geography, Urbanisation Pattern and the Technology of EVs and Charging Equipments. Since, all these factors are still evolving, there is no global consensus on number of charging points required for a certain number of EVs. The requirement is considered dynamic and in the wide range of 1 Charging Point per 20 EVs to 1 Charging Point per 150 EVs, depending upon aforementioned factors.

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