Indian Oil- 1000 EV Charging stations

On February 18, 2022, diversified energy major Indian Oil announced that, it has installed more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) in India.

Key Points

  • Indian Oil have achieved the first of many milestones in enabling EV revolution in India, with successful deployment of more than 1,000 EV charging points.
  • Indian Oil is all set to provide EV charging facilities at 10,000 fuel stations in upcoming three years. This will provide confidence to customers for an uninterrupted drive and to automobile manufacturers in enhancing production of electric vehicles.

First EV charger of Indian Oil

Indian Oil installed its first EV charger at Nagpur, for public in 2017. Now, its charging points are present across 500 towns and cities including multiple state and national highways. Apart from that, Indian oil is planning to set up a base of 3000 plus charging stations, in order to convert highways into e-highways in next three years.  According to ‘National Mission for Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage’, Indian Oil is setting up EV charging infrastructure in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Kolkata, and Pune. It is followed by state capitals, smart cities, major expressways and highways.

National Mission for Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage

National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage was launched with the objective of promoting clean, shared, connected, sustainable and holistic mobility initiatives. It is valid for 5 years, until 2024. The “National Mission on Transformative Mobility and Battery Storage” with an “Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee” is chaired by CEO of NITI Aayog. It recommends and drive the strategies for Phased manufacturing programmes and transformative mobility for Electric Vehicles, EV Components and Batteries. The Mission coordinates with key stakeholders in Ministries or Departments and states for integrating several initiatives in transforming mobility in India.

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