1,000 electric vehicle charging stations to be installed in Delhi in a year: government

The Delhi government has rolled out 1,000 charging stations in less than a year for electric vehicles under the one stop shopan official statement said on Sunday.

The government plans to introduce 18,000 such points over the next three years.

By November 2021, it had set up a one-stop facility for installing EV chargers in private and semi-public spaces in Delhi, which includes residential spaces like flats and collective housing corporations, buildings institutional like hospitals and commercial spaces like kirana stores. , shops and malls. Through this facility, any resident of Delhi can request the installation of a charger from approved vendors at their premises either through the online portal of DISCOM or by making a phone call.

Delhi has three power providers namely BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL).

Delhi EV policy provides a subsidy of Rs 6,000 per charging point for the first 30,000 trickle charging points. The net cost paid by the user after deduction of Rs 6,000 includes EV charger, installation and maintenance costs for 3 years.

The net cost of these EV chargers, after subsidy, is as low as Rs 2,500. The government has completed the installation of 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations under the facility, in less than a year. This includes 682 charging stations installed at 315 locations by BRPL, 150 charging stations installed at 70 locations by BYPL and 168 charging stations installed at 50 locations by TPDDL.

Almost 59% of these chargers were installed by Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), 15% of EV chargers installed in offices and 13% in rickshaw parking lots.

Delhi government will spend Rs 60 lakh as subsidy for these 1,000 charging points.

As part of the one-stop-shop process, the Delhi government through DISCOMS has formed nearly 10 vendors to help citizens choose from different EV chargers.

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the government aims to boost electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the city by providing a network of private and public charging facilities within two miles of anywhere in Delhi.

“This is just the beginning as Delhi plans to install 18,000 charging stations over the next three years which will make it easier for Delhi citizens to opt for an electric vehicle instead of an ICE vehicle. By the end of 2024, Delhi is determined to have one out of every four new vehicles purchased will be an electric vehicle,” he added.

The Delhi EV Policy was launched in August 2020 with the aim of making Delhi the electric vehicle capital of India and accelerating the pace of adoption of electric vehicles across all vehicle segments, especially in the mass class of electric vehicles. two-wheelers, public and shared transport vehicles and freight carriers.

Under the Delhi 2020 EV policy, more than 72,000 EVs have been sold so far and more than 41,000 EVs have been sold this year, the statement added.


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