India Has More Than 18 Lakh Registered EVs – Nitin Gadkari

A file photo of Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Road Transport and Highways of India

The Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari stated that more than 18 lakh electric vehicles (EVs) have been registered in India, with Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra being the top states for EV sales.

In a written response to the Rajya Sabha by the road transport and highways minister, he stated that Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of registered electric vehicles, followed closely by Delhi and Maharashtra.

Gadkari also stated that Maharashtra has 660 public EV charging stations, and is home to the most number of EV charging stations. Delhi has 539, and Tamil Nadu has 439 charging stations. He added that India has a total of 5,151 public electric vehicle charging stations.

Responding to a separate query, Gadkari stated that traffic congestion at fee stations on highways has been significantly reduced since the implementation of electronic fee collection.

“To eliminate congestion along National Highways,” he stated, noting that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), is working to implement a barrierless fee collection system based upon advanced technologies. He also said that NHAI had appointed an agency to conduct a thorough study of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR).

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