The Goa state government has drafted its Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Policy. As informed by a senior officer that through the policy the government is planning to set up charging stations in parking lots and government buildings. As per the official, a contextual approach is needed to ensure the efficient and timely implementation of EV charging infrastructure, such that it meets local requirements and is optimally integrated within the electricity supply and transportation networks. The official informed that they have received objections and suggestions to the policy. These will be considered and then the policy will be placed before the cabinet for final approval.
The state government has decided to provide subsidies to 11,000 electric vehicles every year for a period of five years. Annual cap on the subsidy will be at Rs 25 crore annually.