India : Need for e-vehicles, infrastructure: experts

With the rise in vehicular population pushing up pollution levels, electric vehicles are the best solution, said Ranganath Krishna, founder member of Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) on Thursday.  Speaking at a workshop on Preparing t...

Speaking at a workshop on Preparing the Grid for Electric Vehicles in the city, organised by AEEE, he said the city and the state needed to cope with changing trends. He pointed out that electric vehicles and electric infrastructure were popular and gaining momentum in other countries. There is a need to improve it here also.

The workshop was attended by many heads of private companies interested in electric vehicles, officials from Bangalore Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd and stakeholders.

The industrialists pointed out that the common worry among people was the cost of electric vehicles and charging stations. The stakeholders also pointed out that the manufacturing cost of the vehicles was also high.

Bescom officials said the cost was directly linked to demand. To ensure that the demand gradually increases, the number of charging stations will be increased in the coming days. Also, the government was working for operating electric buses in the BMTC fleet to help check increasing air pollution.


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Smart Grid Bulletin July 2019

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