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Partner, specialising in Projects, Structured Finance and Insolvency at the Bangalore office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Lakshmi has wide range of expertise in advising private equity plyers, lenders (both public and private international bans) and other investors in the renewable energy, real estate and transportation sectors. She has also advised resolution professional, committee of creditors and resolution applicants in the IBC process. She can be reached at lakshmi.prakash@cyrilshroff.com

 

 

Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles in India - Policy and Challenges

One of the biggest stumbling blocks for the success of deploying electric vehicle (“EV”) scheme in India is the lack of adequate charging infrastructure (“Charging Infrastructure”). The revised guidelines for Charging Infrastructure for EV, issued on October 01, 2019 (“CI Guidelines”),[1] aim to simplify the process for setting up Charging Infrastructure. Below is a brief analysis of the CI Guidelines:
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Part I - Electric Vehicles: Disrupting the Automotive Ecosystem

The Indian economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, with an increasing demand for energy. Given that historically India has relied on pollutant hydrocarbons to run its power plants and vehicles, there has been an increasing focus on setting ambitious ‘green’ targets, especially in light of the alarming levels of pollution in India. The Government of India (GoI) has actively encouraged the adoption of electric vehicles with the idea of shifting the production of new automotive vehicles from internal combustion engine models to electric vehicles by 2030.
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