Technical Report

International review on integration of electric vehicles charging infrastructure with distribution grid

August 2021

Note:This piece of work is in collaboration with FSR, IIT Delhi and GIZ India

The study “Integration of Electric Vehicles charging infrastructure with distribution grid: Global review, India’s gap analyses and way forward” focuses on EV charging infrastructure, related policy and regulatory measures, grid integration of EVs, and the way forward for smooth EV adaption in the Indian EV ecosystem. A consortium led by IIT Bombay along with Florence School of Regulation (FSR), Technical University Denmark (DTU), Cardiff University and Universidad Pontificia Comillas has undertaken this study. This project has been carried out under the purview of GIZ’s Nationally Determined Contribution-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project, in close collaboration and under the guidance of NITI Aayog.

This specific report is the first in the series of four reports documenting the fundamentals of EV charging technology, standards, communication protocols, and grid integration of EVs with the distribution system. The functional role of EV charging in the EV ecosystem is discussed in detail.


Swetha Ravi Kumar, Christien Juta in collaboration with IIT Delhi and GIZ India