In the last one month I have received requests to connect with numerous EV enthusiasts and it only builds my assurance how promising the EV industry is in India. Where there is demand, there is sure to be supply! With current product portfolio available in India - across cars/vans and buses EV's are limited to city commute, however they have a potential to transform intercity commute as well.
With a couple of DC Fast Charging (FC) stations in most of these routes, travel fares across below destinations can be as little as your child's pocket money. Imagine if you are a regular Ola Outstation customer, savings because you would be riding an electric Ola would be huge!
Who will bell the cat?
Meaning, who will really put these DC FC stations? The OEM, the Government, the car rental company, the tour operator? While the EESL tender of 10,000 EV's got closed between Tata and Mahindra, the tender to put up 4000 charging stations still remain open and unclaimed.
India is a country rich in sunshine. Just like Tesla Superchargers that are solar powered and free for its customers, there is a huge potential to develop solar powered DC FC units placed in suitable intercity corridors, that allow EV believers to charge at a nominal cost. Something that can be common for Cars/Vans and Buses may be.
Read in the link how in Europe 5 automakers are working together to make intercity travel possible through DCFC corridors!