West Bengal aims to be a leading state in India for e-mobility adoption by 2022. It aims to have 1 million battery operated vehicles by the end of its policy period. Charging infrastructure development is emphasized in the EV policy which envisions setting up 100,000 public and semi-public charging stations. Special EV corridors called “Green zones” with charging stations at every 25 km have been planned, as well as inter-city roads which will prioritise EV traffic.
- An “EV Accelerator Cell” be established as nodal agency for all EV related procedures , “EV Charging Infrastructure Working Group” shall be formed for facilitating faster deployment of charging stations and an “EV forum” created with key state officials for overall EV transition
- Concessional locations be identified for phase-wise deployment of charging stations and kiosk facilities for swapping stations for 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler EVs
- Promotional tariff for charging stations for a period of two years
|Policy focus areas||Demand side incentives||Incentives for charging infrastructure||Manufacturing incentives for EVs and components||Research and innovation|