The Indian EV charger market would expand at a CAGR of 46.5% between 2022 and 2030 and is predicted to reach annual sales of 0.9 million units by 2030.
The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading industry alliance on energy storage, e-mobility, and green hydrogen, has released its third annual edition of the “2022 India Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure & Battery Swapping Market Overview Report”, which examines the current market trend and prediction for electric vehicle (EV) chargers by segment on charger type.
The report includes a thorough chapter on the analysis of central and state EV policies with respect to EV charging and battery swapping. It also includes a chapter on industry overview and developments. The research report routes three different market projection scenarios for the ensuing decade i.e., worst case, business as usual (BAU), and national EV scenario.
According to the report’s BAU scenario, the Indian EV charger market would expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 46.5% between 2022 and 2030 and is predicted to reach annual sales of 0.9 million units by the year (2030), with almost 85% of those projected to be type-2 AC chargers.
EV charger market represents public, captive, and private (e-4W) charge points deployed in the country. The report covers chargers of 3.3kW and above ratings. During 2021, the total EV chargers supplied were more than 17,000 units. This includes chargers supplied by EV OEMs to be sold along with e-4W, procurement by PSU, commercial fleet operators, bus operators, and CPOs.
The EV charger demand in India witnessed an increase in 2022 owing to tenders announced by PSUs such as Convergence Energy Services Ltd (CESL), NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd, Indian Oil Corp. Ltd (IOCL), and Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB), which is expected to add around 6,000 charging stations by 2023. Further, real estate developer companies such as Omaxe, Lodha Group, MyGate, and Rustomjee Group collaborated with EV charging station developer companies to deploy EV charging solutions in their new and existing properties.
Efforts taken by Department of Heavy Industries through FAME Scheme and release of EOI for the deployment of charging stations has aided in wide-spread installation of chargers across the nation. State governments are also taking active steps to increase EV charging network in the state by providing attractive incentives in the form of capital subsidy and 100% reimbursement of state goods and services tax.
States such as Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh provide attractive capital subsidy for deployment of limited number of fast and slow EV chargers. Further, Delhi & Maharashtra emerge to be favorable locations for installing of private charging due to availability of additional state subsidy. Also, some of the state’s regulatory commissions have announced tariff for EV charging as a separate category in their tariff orders.
According to the report, the main factors propelling the EV charger market’s expansion in the current decade will be the rise in sales of lithium-ion based EV, which is expected to be 54.6 million from 2022 to 2030 under BAU scenario; presence of supportive policies and regulations in some states such as capital subsidy for deployment of slow and fast EV chargers, allocation of specific percentage for EV charging ready parking spots in new commercial and residential buildings; tenders by government agencies such as CESL, NTPC, IOCL, KSEB, Delhi Transco Ltd is expected in deployment of more than 6,000 EV charging stations between 2022 to 2023; and collaboration among EV OEMs (Hero Electric, BYD India, Ather Energy) and charge point operators (Charge Zone, Magenta ChargeGrid) will boost to set up new EV charging stations in forecast period.
Low utilization rate of public charging stations has been deterring investor and charge point operators in expanding their fleets. However, with the increased usage of EV by commercial fleet operators and increased adoption rate of EVs by the public, the utilization rates are expected to increase.