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Where’s the money? The big question looming over the government’s plan for EV charging at fuel pumps

For a fuel pump, the revenue per hour works out to be an average INR50,000 from selling petrol or diesel versus less than INR100 from electric-vehicle charging.
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An electric car gets recharged at Indian Oil's electric vehicle charging station at Somajiguda in Hyderabad. BCCL
An electric car gets recharged at Indian Oil's electric vehicle charging station at Somajiguda in Hyderabad.
The government’s aim to shift to electric-only mobility by 2030 is facing roadblocks from its own ranks. While India hasn’t made much of a progress on charging so far, as a prerequisite to make electric vehicles (EVs) popular, the government is planning to set up charging stations at petrol pumps. Several agencies have been in discussions with
everyone that we are ready and you will see us in the market very soon and you won’t have to wait for the next AGM to see it.” Many big boys of the auto industry like Bajaj will gradually enter the EV space. Time for India’s charging infrastructure to step up its game. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
The government’s aim to shift to electric-only mobility by 2030 is facing roadblocks from its own ranks. While India hasn’t made much of a progress on charging so far, as a prerequisite to make electric vehicles (EVs) popular, the government is planning to set up charging stations at petrol pumps. Several agencies have been in discussions with everyone that we are ready and you will see us in the market very soon and you won’t have to wait for the next AGM to see it.” Many big boys of the auto industry like Bajaj will gradually enter the EV space. Time for India’s charging infrastructure to step up its game. ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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