The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is taking measures to increase the number of charging stations, and one such station has already been installed in the city as the number of electric vehicles on city roads is constantly rising.
To establish the sub-stations, more space at existing sub-stations is being used. People are choosing electric vehicles, which are promoted as a solution to reduce pollution from conventional fuels, therefore construction work is currently being done on two sub-stations in Amravati and six more in Nagpur.
State Government has already finalised comprehensive plans for increasing the charging station numbers and as per it in city alone 150. stations are going to be provided.
As per one estimate, nearly 30 per cent of all vehicles sale by end of current decade in country will be electric one and hence from that angle plans are afoot to step-up charging facilities.
Similarly, all the highways, including, Samruddhi Mahamarg, Nasik-Pune, Pune Mumbai highways will be dotted with charging stations so that commuters do not face trouble during their long rides. So far 13 charging stations have been set-up across the State and 2,375 stations planning is currently on.
At Amravati in near future 30 charging stations are going to come-up and at most places sites are also finalised.
MSEDCL stated that 49 sta tions are going to be ready in near future. The break of pro posed charging stations for electric vehicle city wise is as follows-Mumbai-1,500, Pune city-500, Nasik city – 100, Aurangabad city 75, Solapur – 20.