The government has been encouraging the use of electric vehicles with the aim to reduce environmental pollution. As per the reports, the electric vehicles would fill the roads in India by 2020. So the government has considered the institution of electric charging units in all petrol pumps.

The power and renewable energy minister RK Singh said that the government has planned to implement a project facilitating individuals also to setup the charging units apart from the units enabled in pumps.

He said that the government would make talks with the oil ministry in order to arrange facility for electric charging points in petrol pumps. He also added that the Energy Efficiency Service Limited and Asian Development Bank would back the government to develop the new industrial sector.

The setting up of electric charging units would encourage more people to use electric vehicles. The government is aiming to raise the use of electric vehicles in the transport industry by 2030.