Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in India: Viability Analysis

  • Wajahat Khan
  • Furkan Ahmad
  • Aqueel Ahmad
  • Mohammad Saad Alam
  • Akshay Ahuja
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 487)

Abstract

Rising pollution is a cause of major concern for the Indian cities. Extensive reliance on IC engine-based vehicles as the principal means of transport has raised serious environmental concerns. To address the ongoing problems, there is increased emphasis on developing high-efficient, emission-free means of transport. Keeping this in view, electric and hybrid vehicles appear to be the best alternatives for replacing the conventional vehicles. But wide adoption of electric vehicles will require residential as well as public charging infrastructure analogues to petrol pumps. Level 1, Level 2, and fast EV charging stations have been installed in various countries in the world. A detailed exploration is required to develop a similar customized infrastructure for the Indian market. This work provides a detailed overview of the various technologies and viable options in terms of power quality, power electronic converter topologies, and energy management options optimally feasible in India. Recent policies and initiatives taken by the Government are also presented in this paper.

Keywords

Charging infrastructure Electric vehicles Smart grid Smart charging management 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research work has been supported by the Centre of Advanced Research in Electrified Transportation (CARET), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wajahat Khan
    • 1
  • Furkan Ahmad
    • 2
  • Aqueel Ahmad
    • 1
  • Mohammad Saad Alam
    • 1
  • Akshay Ahuja
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Research in Electrified Transportation (CARET), AMUAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  3. 3.ISGFNew DelhiIndia

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