Karnataka To Soon Mandate High-Rise Buildings, Metro Stations, Malls And IT Parks To Have EV Charging Infrastructure

Karnataka To Soon  Mandate High-Rise Buildings, Metro Stations, Malls And IT Parks To Have EV Charging InfrastructureKarnataka Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan

In a big thrust for the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and the creation of large scale charging infrastructure, Karnataka is likely to soon come out with regulatory measures to make it mandatory for high-rise buildings, metro stations, malls, IT parks and apartments to have EV charging infrastructure, reports Livemint.

Sharing that the State would come out with regulatory measures in this regard, Karnataka's Deputy (Dy) Chief Minister (CM) CN Ashwath Narayan also emphasised that the State Government is also aiming to replace half of all its vehicles with EVs in the coming two to three years.

Speaking on the topic of 'Future of Sustainable Mobility' at the Harvard-India conference, Dy CM Narayan also stated that State is looking forward to partnerships and concrete strategies with the United States (US) in the e-mobility space to set up fast chargers.

Dy CM Narayan also noted that EVs can deliver practicality, sustainability, safety, and affordability characteristics and also added that the demand from EVs could greatly improve the utilisation factor of underutilised power plants given India is a power surplus nation.