Govt issues guidelines to set up EV charging stations

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Mains Paper 2: Governance | Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Byelaws for EV charging

Mains level:  Issues related to the (possible) early adoption of the EVs in India.


News

  • In line with the 2030 deadline of 25 percent of vehicles in India to be all-electric, the government has issued new guidelines for strengthening the country EV infrastructure.

New Byelaws for EVs

  1. The MoHUA has made amendments to the Model Building Byelaws (MBBL) 2016 and Urban Regional Development Plans Formulation and Implementation (URDPFI) Guidelines 2014, making provisions for establishing EV charging infrastructure.
  2. The guidelines will act as a guiding document to the state governments and UTs to incorporate the norms and standards of such vehicles in their respective building byelaws.

Charging Stations

  1. It has issued a set of guidelines to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across the country, outlining ways to build such fuelling points every 25 km.
  2. For long range and heavy-duty electric vehicles, there should be at least one station on each side of the highway every 100 kilometers.
  3. The government has also advocated for charging points in residential areas.
  4. It also stated a public charging station should be on both sides of the highways or roads on every 25 km.
Electric and Hybrid Cars – FAME, National Electric Mobility Mission, etc.
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