Andhra Pradesh state has decided to establish 400 electric charging facilities to accelerate the uptake of these clean vehicles by its citizens. Additionally, the state’s government intends to distribute electric wheelers to its civil employees and staff to evaluate these vehicles’ efficiency in the state. Furthermore, the government is preparing to establish test centers for the components developed locally and AI racks for this crucial electric vehicle technology. This strategy will take up to Rs 250crore in the capital.
A virtual conference under Andhra Pradesh State Energy Conservation Mission (APSECM) explored charging station installation. The energy executive for this state, Srikant Nagulapalli, echoed that they will create these resources every 25 kilometers on the major roads as a pilot test before embarking on the feeder roads. Srikant explained that they aim to ensure the citizens have access to charging facilities to minimize the range of anxieties. Additionally, this move would motivate the emergence of more electric vehicle manufacturers, thereby pioneering renewables’ uptake. The intertwining of renewable energy sources with charging stations will minimize emissions, which would have resulted from the extraction of power from fossil fuels.
Various agencies have shifted their efforts towards the development of this noble course. Examples include the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), APSECM, and the Non-conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP). These agencies have vowed to collaborate with the government in the development of charging infrastructure. S Ramana Reddy, an executive at NREDCAP, revealed that they had formed a partnership with EESL, informing the supply of 300 electric vehicles in government units. Additionally, the company has agreements with NTPC and RIEL to install charging centers in over 80 locations via the FAME II scheme.
The growing number of coronavirus cases has impeded electric vehicles’ uptake since the health regulations have to be followed to the latter. These cases have halted some of the installation operations which were underway in various locations. Nevertheless, the local government has been pressing on with the resumption of operations to ensure that the people come back to witness a system that supports their uptake of electric vehicles. Elsewhere, the cases reported are slowly plummeting after the citizens sticking to the health regulations. In conclusion, these projects will enable India to start taking renewable energy stipulations seriously as the citizens will have no option but to adapt.