As a noticeable shift to Electric Vehicles (EVs) has been seen in the city, BESCOM plans to install more EV charging stations over the next two years.
Story so far: As many commuters in Bengaluru are shifting to EVs, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has noticed an increased demand for EV charging stations. The Deputy General Manager at BESCOM said that the state government plans to install over 1,000 charging stations under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, including on highways as well.
- The officer expressed that the ultimate goal is to have a charging station present every 500 metres before 2025, encouraging citizens to adopt the environment-friendly option.
- The city currently has 334 EV charging stations and wishes to expand as Karnataka is one of the top three states with the highest number of EV registrations.
Rapid electric shift: As of March 2022, Karnataka saw 72,544 EV registrations, most of them being two-wheelers. Since electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain and better for the environment, both private and public transport in Bengaluru is witnessing a shift.
- It is estimated that nearly 30% of Indian vehicles will be electric by 2030.