They will be established over a period of three years, 200 each year, based on the public-private partnership (PPP) model
600 electric vehicle charging stations are to be set up in Telangana to cater to the needs of an increasing number of customers owning electric vehicles as part of the state’s Electric Vehicle Policy.
These EV charging stations will be set up by the Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) which is the nodal agency entrusted with the task. They will be established over a period of three years, 200 each year, based on the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
The TSREDCO officials have already written letters to urban local bodies, DISCOMs, RTC, Railways and Airport authorities to provide land, according to The Indian Express. Once these departments give their nod, TSREDCO will identify suitable locations and invite tenders.
According to officials, these charging stations will have at least two charging guns and the number may increase depending on space.
The state currently has 70 EV charging stations in the GHMC limits and most of them are set up at metro stations. A new station was opened recently at Engineering Staff College of India in Gachibowli, which has two 10-kW AC charges and can simultaneously charge six vehicles.
This development comes at a time when the state capital Hyderabad has been witnessing a sharp rise in electric vehicles. While there were only 25 electric vehicles in the city in 2016, now the number has increased to more than 10,000.
Meanwhile, the Department of Heavy Industries under Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) II is also in the process of setting up 138 EV public charging stations in the State, including 118 in Hyderabad, 10 each in Warangal and Karimnagar. These are being set up by Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Ltd and National Thermal Power Corporation.
Recently, the Centre had announced that it achieved to set up 350 EV charging stations under the FAME India Scheme.