The government of Maharashtra targets to register 10 Electric Vehicles on every 100 registrations by 2025.
As per the draft for electric vehicles (EV) policy 2021, Maharashtra shall register a minimum of 10% electric vehicles by 2025 which shall include bikes, cars and other vehicles.
If the draft gets approved by the state cabinet, there is a high possibility of government vehicles being all-electric vehicles as per the proposal. The objective is to convert 18000 MSRTC buses to electric which is approximately 15% of the current capacity.
The state shall also invest in the infrastructure by expanding the Highways & Expressways to accommodate the transformation towards electric vehicles. This also includes the upcoming Mumbai- Nagpur Expressway which is under construction.
As per the draft, the charging stations for major cities shall be as below: –
The state government shall build the required infrastructure to facilitate the transformation to Electric Vehicles. As it’s important to address issues like adequate charging stations or points with battery swapping facility to build buyer confidence.
Mr Avinash Dhakne – State Transport Commissioner stated these facts of the policy during a webinar on electric mobility. The event was organized by Climate Voices and hosted by Waatavarn Foundation along with WRI Indian Ross Centre for sustainable cities.
The state shall work towards setting up a giga-factory to produce the advanced lithium-ion battery in Maharashtra. Mr. Ashish Kumar Singh – Additional Chief Secretary for Transport stated during the webinar.
The state government shall promote the schemes shared by the Government of India to enhance the sales of electric vehicles which shall interest the car manufacturers. Currently, Maharashtra has registered approximately 12% of the share towards electric vehicle registration. Maharashtra projects to enhance these numbers by 2025 across the state.