Electric vehicles are commonly seen as being environmentally beneficial and a cost-effective solution to escalating gasoline and diesel prices. Electric vehicles will account for 30% of all automobiles sold in the United States by the end of this decade. In response to the growing number of electric vehicles, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has installed 13 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations across the state and has requested 2,375 more. So far, MSEDCL has planned to install self-financing charging stations for electric vehicles at five stations in Thane, two in Navi Mumbai, five in Pune, and one in Nagpur in its additional sub-station area.
In addition, work on MSEDCL’s anticipated 49 more electric vehicle charging stations is underway. There are 10 charging stations in Navi Mumbai, 6 in Thane, 2 in Nashik, 2 in Aurangabad, 17 in Pune, 2 in Solapur, 6 in Nagpur, 2 in Kolhapur, and 2 in Amravati. In addition, the Maharashtra Electric Vehicle Policy-2021, which was unveiled on July 23, 2021, has been authorised by the state government.
By 2025, the state’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure would comprise Mumbai city group 1500.
- Pune city group 500
- Nagpur city group 150
- Nashik city group 100
- Aurangabad city group 75
- Amravati 30.
- Yashwantrao Chavan
- Solapur 20, total 2,375
Late Balasaheb Thackeray Samruddhi Highway Mumbai-Nagpur The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Mumbai-Nashik, and Nashik-Pune motorways will all have electric vehicle charging stations.
To enable the electric charging ecosystem, the central government has enabled anybody or any organisation to open a public charging station without a license. An electric charging station at a bus stop, train station, gas station, or shopping centre can be started by anyone. In addition, electric charging stations are being installed along the roadway. In addition, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company has been designated as the state nodal agency for providing charging infrastructure for electric vehicles by the state government.
Furthermore, if private individuals desire to put up a charging station, MSEDCL will provide them with a priority power supply. The state administration has offered financial incentives for the installation of electric vehicle charging stations.
For a total of 15,500 charging infrastructure, including 15,000 slow chargers and 500 medium speed chargers for semi-public charging stations, a financial provision of Rs 40 crore has been provided. MSEDCL has created an upgraded website to disburse these financial incentives.
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