Tata Power The government in India is pushing for electric vehicles by announcing tax cuts and other measures. But if sales of electric vehicles increase, it would mean the country would need infrastructure to support those vehicles.
Right now infrastructure for electric cars and bikes in India is at a very nascent stage. Unless car manufacturers and other private entities chip in to do their bit, electric vehicle sale in India can never go up.
Tata Power, part of Tata Group, has now announced that it would set up charging stations for electric vehicles across India. They have announced a target of 500 charging stations across India by 2020. But more of these charging stations would be required in the coming days as the biggest feat electric car buyers have is running out of battery between two charging stations.
Currently India has over 61000 petrol pumps for conventionally powered vehicles and the country would have to have at least the same number of charging stations to make EVs a viable option for car buyers.