The present time and age is already standing on a transformation pedestal. However, the dramatically transforming world is also affecting the environment in multiple ways, obviously in a negative way. Thus, the constructive brains are being more aware and willing to take matters in hand, and are coming up with multiple sustainable practices to step into the game.
One such practice, or, rather an environment-friendly initiative is the adoption of electric vehicles - better known as the evolution in the automotive industry. The use of electric vehicles reduces air pollution to a great extent by emitting fewer greenhouse gases. This makes EVs recognized as a vehicle of choice by many.
Now that we are talking about EVs being recognized as a vehicle of choice by many, the country calls for a huge network of public and community charging stations. This is because it is only via an accessible and robust network EV charging infrastructure that the country can achieve this ambitious transition. However, when talking about building a robust infrastructure, there are multiple challenges that fall in line.
Hereunder, we will shed light on the challenges of building an EV charging network in India.
Challenges of building an EV charging network in India
The challenges start with the lack of business models including battery swapping, ownership, and smart payment methods for EVs unique to India's market condition. Also, the lack of legislative policies to make the use of EVs mandatory and an ambiguous incentive system that fails to shed light on how to avail policy creates a barrier.
Besides these, there are multiple other factors that make the road to achieving the transition a lot bumpier.
A few of those factors that serve as challenges include:
- Lack of site availability for charging station
Since urban planning did not consider the distribution of EV charging stations, the availability of charging sites is a great concern in urban areas. Also, the uneven distribution of EV charging stations by the Government in different states calls for a comprehensive methodology to unravel the problem.
- A poorly integrated power network
Another challenge faced by the EVs is the power network. The EV charging station needs to continuously obtain the situation of street vehicles' motion and accessible power. This is crucial to trade a connection between the vehicle and the power network. However, the lack of a power network fails to create a robust connection.
- Incompetent government policy
An effective EV plan calls for a better government policy for the owners in terms of loans, taxes, insurance, charging stations, etc. The condition of roads must also be improved to help the EVs run successfully.
These are the challenges, to name a few, that majorly disrupt the process of building a robust EV charging network in India.
Wrapping it up
Since EVs have the potential to contribute hugely to the transportation and energy industry, one must focus on building a country-wide EV network and a fast charging system. Not only will this help with building a safer environment for all to live in, since the reduced carbon emission will improve the air quality, but will also assist in improving the economic conditions of the country.
Since EVs will reduce the dependency on oil, help create more jobs, and save energy, the economy will, in one or the other way, shoot up, for the greater good.