Indian Oil has established 139 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Assam as part of the country’s efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2070.
In total, 270 such stations have been installed across the Northeast region. Indian Oil plans to set up an additional 230 EV charging stations in the Northeast during the current fiscal year.
By promoting the adoption of EVs and reducing carbon emissions, Indian Oil aims to achieve zero emissions by 2046, in line with the country’s 100 years of independence.
The Assam government has introduced policies to encourage the use of EVs, including converting government and public transport vehicles to EVs by 2030.
Incentives such as financial rewards and exemptions on registration charges and road tax are provided to promote the early adoption of EVs.
Moreover, a deal was signed between Assam Electronics Development Corporation Limited and a German automobile manufacturer to establish the region’s first EV charging station manufacturing unit.