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A million electric vehicles in Kerala by 2022?


Kerala recently announced a policy statement to have a million electric vehicles in the state by 2022.

Appears rather ambitious given that the state currently has insignificant numbers of any types of electric vehicles.

But the state seems to have some data points as targets to get there – rolling in large numbers of electric buses and two wheelers and three wheelers.

Let’s not get bogged down in all the targets – they are right now just that – targets.

I have not yet seen the plan of how exactly the state plans to get there in a practical sense, how they plan to overcome the triple hurdles of high cost, high charging times and low ranges, but hopefully sometime they will tell us.

The same news report also carried the fact that the chief minister launched Kochi’s first EV charging station. If it is the first EV charging station in Kerala’s most important city, it looks like the state has some distance to cover in just 3 years to have 3 million EVs on the road.

But let’s give the state credit where it belongs – at least their plans are ambitious and aggressive.

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