According to media reports, the government has given the go-ahead to an environmental policy that includes the plan to convert 3,000 CNG stations across the country into Electric Vehicle charging stations.
Sources have said that policymakers were trying to figure out how the government aimed to manage power consumption because, in the future, large numbers of EVs being charged at home especially during peak hours could overload local power transformers.
The officials said:
The charging stations for EVs will require electricity that will be supplied through distribution companies only, unless someone makes their own power supply arrangements.
The officials further added that other questions regarding the policy remained unanswered, he said:
Can battery-powered EVs be competitive with conventionally fueled vehicles in the next five to ten years? How and when will cost-effective charging infrastructure be developed in the country?
On Tuesday, a spokesperson from the climate ministry said that carbon emissions from motor vehicles were one of the biggest contributors to air pollution which is why they were working hard to bring electric vehicles in the country.
“The use of electric vehicles may help resolve many issues, including air pollution, rising fuel import bill, and saving two-thirds on transportation,” the spokesperson said.