Center sanctioned 2,877 e-vehicle charging stations, Maharashtra tops

Under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid & E-vehicles scheme, a number of electric vehicle charging stations are sanctioned by the Central Government, for promoting electric mobility in the country at a fastened pace. 

As per the statement laid by Prakash Javadekar, Ministry of heavy industries & public enterprise, the Department of Heavy Industry has sanctioned 2,877 Electric Vehicles Charging Stations amounting approximately to Rs.500 crore across 25 states. 

Incentives are being provided to the purchasers of electric vehicles in the form of an upfront reduction in the purchase price of the Electric Vehicles. Further, the incentive is linked to battery capacity. 

About 35,975 electric two-wheeler vehicles and 1,394 electric four-wheeler passenger cars have been supported by the way of demand incentive as of 3rd Feb. 

Out of the total 2,877 Electric Vehicle stations, as sanctioned by the Department of Heavy Industry, Maharashtra tops the list to get the maximum number of charging stations with 317 charging stations allotted to the state. Followed by Tamil Nadu with 281, Gujarat with 278, Andhra Pradesh with 266, and Madhya Pradesh with 235 charging stations. Uttar Pradesh with 207 stations sanctioned comes 6th in the list, with Rajasthan closely trailing at 205 and West Bengal at 141. 

These stations will be connected to the solar-powered grid to provide a green source of energy for electric vehicles and the plans of the Government plans to increase this number in the future.

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