Maharashtra minister of tourism and environment Aaditya Thackeray said that the state government plans to increase the presence and access to charging stations by making offices, malls, and commercial complexes have 30 per cent parking slots with electric vehicle (EV) charging points.
After inaugurating the Pune alternate fuel conclave and exhibition, the minister opined that Maharashtra would have the highest number of charging stations in the next two or three years.
“EV percolation is happening in Maharashtra. Simultaneously, battery technology is advancing rapidly. Along with charging stations, battery swapping stations, AC-DC sockets and alternate fuel stations are coming up,” Aaditya Thackeray said.
“Most of the startups and big companies have production facilities in and around Pune. Several companies are planning to expand and start new production facilities in Maharashtra. Pune will lead the EV revolution and rest will follow,” he stated.
Lending support to the EV industry, the young minister said that EVs plying on roads go through safety checks, and the recent incidents of EVs catching fire will be taken care of by all companies, reports Hindustan Times.
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