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Centre to support Andhra Pradesh set up EV charging infrastructure

As part of its national policy, the Union government will support Andhra Pradesh in developing infrastructure for electric vehicle (EV) charging. The Centre had recently announced phase-II of FAME (faster adoption and manufacturing of hybrid and electric vehicles) to incentivise the deployment of public charging infrastructure and increase uptake of electric vehicles in the country.

Under this, Andhra Pradesh will set up 400 charging stations in 73 locations across the state. Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, and Tirupati will be declared model electric mobility cities with phase-wise goals to adopt electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and new EV enabling building codes. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) executive vice-chairman Saurabh Kumar said the EESL will extend its full support to develop EV charging infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh.

“The government of India has aimed at having electric three-wheelers operating in the country by 2023, and electric two-wheelers by 2025. A separate institution, namely Convergence Energy Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary company of EESL, has been established to mainly focus on e-mobility in the country,” Kumar said.

“E-mobility would have a major impact on environmental protection and economic benefit for which we have considered Andhra Pradesh as one of the best states in the country for producing results, keeping in view APs track record,” the EESL vice-chairman added.

Source
ET Energy World
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