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.

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. 

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.

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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