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Over 5,000 Public Charging Connectors Installed In First Half Of 2022

(MENAFN- KNN India) Over 5,000 public charging connectors installed in first half of 2022

New Delhi, Sept 23 (KNN) In the first half of the calendar, India has seen installation of 5,996 public charging connectors, said Randheer Singh, Director, Electric Mobility & Senior Team Member for Advanced Chemistry Cells Programme, NITI Aayog on Thursday.

While addressing the Karnataka Electric Vehicle Conference 2022, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Bengaluru, Singh highlighted that India is witnessing a 93 per cent growth in charging infrastructure in 2022, compared to a year ago.

“Marching at this pace, it shows a remarkable growth trajectory the country offers in this sector. The industry is undergoing radical changes, and more things will materialise in the next 2-3 months, especially in the 2-wheeler segment.” he said.

Stressing on the importance of creating sustainable and safe model, Singh stated that“We cannot afford to flood the market with untested chargers, vehicles of inferior quality, and battery packs that are not properly tested.”

Speaking at the occasion, Arjun M. Ranga, Chairman, CII Karnataka and Director, NR Group & Managing Director, Cycle Pure Agarbathi, said,“A huge wealth of data is being generated through EVs, which would help in understanding the sector better and working on further advancements. Incorporating EV in the public transportation fleet would be beneficial to create a stronger ecosystem and enable further growth of the sector.”

According to N. Venu, Convenor, CII Karnataka Power & Infrastructure Panel, the high capex requirement in the EV sector has been one of the key challenges for entrepreneurs and EV enthusiasts. (KNN Bureau)


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