Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka Top 3 States In India’s EV Public Charging Station (PCS) Infrastructure


As per vision 2030 identified by NITI Aayog & Rocky Mountain Institute 2019, 70% of all commercial cars, 30% of private cars, 40% of buses & 80% of 2W & 3W sales to be electrified by 2030. Out of these different categories of EV 2W & 3W EV will majorly adopt captive slow charging mode followed by commercial EV (aggregated cab, L5 vehicles) with mixture of captive slow charging & fast/slow public charging mode. For intrastate travel of all commercial EV, PCS (public charging station) with fast/ slow charging mode must. In case of e-buses for intrastate travel, fast DC charging PCS in different bus depots is a must & for Interstate travel PCS beside highway & expressways is must. Thus to achieve the vision 2030 of NITI Aayog, it is important to have a balancing act in PCS (Public charging system) infrastructure implementation to support rapid EV adoption across the country.

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Keeping in mind the above insight, the Department of Heavy Industries had invited EOI dated 28th Aug 2019 from public & private entities for setting up EV public charging stations within cities. After evaluation of proposals received, the government sanctioned 2877 EV charging stations to 22 public entities besides different Highways/ Expressways.

Hereafter, we will analyse EV PCS (Public Charging Station) infrastructure trends in India. As per recently launched CEEW-CEF dashboard in collaboration with CEA (Central Electricity Authority) the total available registered PCS across the country is 934 as of 30th June, 2020.

Charging types/ Charging standards

Combined Charging System (CCS) (Min 50KW)4WBharat DC-001-48V. Min 15KW4W, 3W, 2W
CHArge de Move (CHAdeMO) (Min 50KW)4WBharat DC001-72V or higher (15KW)4W
Type-2 AC (Min 22KW)4W, 3W, 2WBharat AC-001 (10KW)4W, 3W, 2W

Note – 4W- Four Wheeler, 3W- Three Wheeler, 2W- Two Wheeler. 

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Statewise PCS (Public Charging Station) distribution :

Source: CEEW-CEF dashboard in collaboration with CEA.

From the above graph it is clear that the highest number of PCS penetration is in Andhra Pradesh with 46.36% followed by Telengana & Karnataka with 17.13% & 13.49% share respectively.

Public Charging Station (PCS) vs Company Name :

The below analysis is based on 615 PCS across the country. (Source : CEEW-CEF dashboard).

Source: CEEW-CEF dashboard in collaboration with CEA.

From the above graph it is clear that the largest market share of PCS is of EESL with 15.3%, followed by Tata Power & REIL with 11.9% & 10.7% respectively.

Charger Type (Slow/Fast) Market Trend :

Source: CEEW-CEF dashboard in collaboration with CEA.

From the above graph it is clear that slow charging type has 38% market share followed by Fast charger type & Slow +Fast charger type with 27.8% & 8.3% market share respectively.

Due to the highest market penetration of 2W & 3W EV segment in India, Slow mode of charging has got the largest market share followed by Fast DC charging type for 4W commercial EV segment.

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Tariff rate of different CPO across India:

CPOCityTariff rate (INR/Kwh)SpeedType
Magenta PowerPune30
Magenta PowerMumbai30FastDC
Magenta PowerBengaluru30
Fortum Charge & DriveMumbai15.99FastDC
Fortum Charge & DriveHyderabad15.99FastDC
Fortum Charge & DriveHyderabad12.99SlowDC

From the above chart & subsequent graph of tariff rate it is clear that tariff rate for different CPO under different DISCOM vary from 10INR/Kwh to 20INR/Kwh.

As per CEEW-CEF analysis report the average EV charging tariff rate across India is 16INR/Kwh.

Source: CEEW-CEF dashboard in collaboration with CEA.

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