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Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) plans to install 1000 electric vehicle charging stations by March 2023. Currently, it has around 400 installed EV charging points.
N Mohan, head-EV charging infrastructure, CESL said, “We’re working on two business models – invest in public charging infrastructure on our own as well as collaborate with charge point operators on a build-operate-own model.”
This partnership models mainly cover major expressways, highways and 8 priority cities including Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Pune, and Surat.
“With the partnership model we will give equal priority for both slow and fast charging points as well as battery swapping,” added Mohan. CESL is already installing charging points at Chennai Metro parking bays.
“By 2030 estimates are that the total number of charging points countrywide will hit 200,000 including both captive as well as public charging points,” added Mohan.
“We are building 40 four-wheeler charging points and we will expand this going forward,” said Mohan. Around 3000 EV charging stations will be built at 1800 locations in priority cities.