Key Messages

It is known that adequate and accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is a necessary precondition for the mass adoption of EVs in India. To support an electric mobility future, governments must focus on building the necessary charging infrastructure – one that supports the target vehicle numbers it hopes to achieve. Even though there is no perfect EV to charging station ratio to aim for, every country will have to design fit-for-purpose solutions to cater to their electric mobility needs. Accordingly, policymakers will have to set and finalise targets, standards, and financial solutions to accelerate the transition. This transition to electric mobility is governed by both central and state policies in India. The efforts by the government will play an important role in laying the foundation for an electric vehicle-based future. Policies must be such that they encourage private participation through new business models suited to public charging in India. The government, vehicle manufacturers, and independent charge point operators, and other industry players are all part of this ecosystem, and thus have to play a very proactive role in mass adoption of EVs in the future.

How Supportive are Indian EV Policies to Charging Infrastructure in Order to Power the Mobility Transition?