An official from West Bengal said that the government intends to install 1000 EV charging stations in the next 2 years in order to promote greater adoption of ecofriendly automobiles.
S Suresh Kumar, the Power secretary, stated that people aren’t buying EVs due to high costs and lack of charging infrastructure. We have partnered up with a private agency in order to bring the EV Expo to Kolkata. This will help clear up confusion.
Kumar stated that he hopes to establish 1000 charging stations within the next 2 years. He also announced that the 16th EV EXPO, as well as an EV Rally, will be held in Kolkata this week.
The government has been given the authority to charge the front end, and oil companies will be responsible for the backend. One charging station will be set up for every 25 km on four-lane highways, and one station for every three kilometers in urban areas.
WBSEDCL, a state-owned utility, had opened the call for bids to purchase 205 EV charging stations in October. The official stated that approximately 100 Indian and international exhibitors including Hyundai, Exide Industries, and Tata Motors will exhibit their products at the three-day event, which begins December 9.
In association with EV Expo, the West Bengal government is organizing an EV Rally. This rally will see participation from 720 EV drivers as well as 3300+ EV passengers. Anuj Sharma, president of the Electric Vehicle Federation, said that they have had a dialogue to establish an industrial development zone such as EV Park. This will allow for the production of accessories and parts for EVs.