Abstract: This paper discusses about the future of Electric Vehicles in India. The world is rapidly moving towards electric mobility. Under the Clean Energy Ministerial, a high-level forum to promote clean energy policies and programmes, eight countries have committed to the ‘EV 30@30’ campaign. As part of the campaign, the countries, of which India is a member, aim to achieve a 30 percent electric vehicle penetration by 2030. There are clearly many positives to electric vehicles but several challenges are to be met to accelerate electric mobility. Deployment of a reliable Charging Infrastructure is the key to drive EV penetration in the country. Additionally, suitably addressing the issues of Range Anxiety and Charging Time will be pivotal in the proliferation of E-mobility. Easy and affordable access to charging infrastructure—both standard AC charging as well as rapid DC charging— also plays a central role in meeting customer needs. Effects on the grid due to EV charging needs and other such impacts are to be assessed and addressed suitably.
Keywords: Electric Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
| DOI: 10.17148/IJARCCE.2019.8618