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Release of ‘Residential EV Charging Manual’ by Delhi Transport Minister

The Delhi government has launched a comprehensive EV policy on August 7, 2020 with a view to promoting the rapid adoption of electric vehicles in the city and making Delhi the EV capital of India.

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Release of ‘Residential EV Charging Manual’ by Delhi Transport Minister

With the release of the handbook, Delhi is the first state in India to make residential associations and resident welfare associations (RWAs) an integral part of its EV mission.

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Monday launched the “Residential EV Charging Handbook”, which will help Delhiers obtain step-by-step guidelines for setting up charging points for electric vehicles on their premises, an official statement said.

This initiative will increase the affordability and accessibility of EV chargers to the general public and make the installation process hassle-free.

With the release of the handbook, Delhi is the first state in India to make residential associations and resident welfare associations (RWAs) an integral part of its EV mission.

Gahlot also inaugurated the EV-charging station under a single-window facility at resident welfare associations, Vasant Kunj, with Jasmine Shah, vice president of Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), Delhi.

The minister said the guidebook will ensure that citizens have better information on the adoption of charging infrastructure and the benefits provided by the government.

“Through our comprehensive EV policy, we are not only offering incentives such as purchase subsidies and interest concessions, but we have also ensured incentives for the development of EV infrastructure,” Gahlot said in a statement.

The guidebook addresses common concerns of resident welfare associations, such as space planning, the right mix of EV chargers, and current load management, which is not limited to EVs.

Under the Switch Delhi campaign, the government has developed a single-window facility for citizens to apply for the installation of EV-charging points and get relief from the comfort of their home without any hassle, the statement said.

With the subsidy, one can buy a 3.3-KW LEVAC charger for less than Rs 2,500, adding that the current market price of the charger is over Rs 8,500.

As part of the initiative, three DISCOMs – BRPL, BYPL and TPDDL – have already empaneled more than 10 EV charger vendors, providing citizens with reliable and certified chargers in accordance with government-set standards.

Requests can be made in less than five minutes for the installation of the EV charging point (if required) with the EV charging connection (if required) through the respective DISCOM’s Switch Delhi web page.

The government has mandated a power tariff of Rs 4.5 per unit for all such EV connections, the lowest in the country, the statement said.

“Under the initiative, three discoms have already received over 100 requests and the installation of 19 EV charging points, which include both private and semi-public use, has already been completed,” it added.

The Delhi Government has launched a comprehensive EV policy on August 7, 2020 with a view to promoting the rapid adoption of electric vehicles in the city and making Delhi the EV capital of India.

Shah said the launch of the guidebook was an important step in facilitating this activity and that Delhi was the first state in the country to make residential communities and (RWAs) resident welfare associations an integral part of its EV mission.

FAQ

What is EV policy in Delhi?

Delhi EV policy, which focuses on both demand creation and ecosystem development, is considered the most comprehensive EV policy in India.  The Delhi government introduced its EV policy in August 2020 and under this strategy, it aims to increase EV share of total vehicle sales by 25 per cent by 2024.

What is the subsidy for EV in Delhi?

While the piercing has helped speed it up, the Delhi government has made headlines by withdrawing the subsidy on electric passenger cars – offering a discount of โ‚น 10,000 per kWh of battery capacity, with the maximum amount being limited to โ‚น 1.5 lakh per vehicle.

How can I get an EV charging station in Delhi?

Customers can apply through the single-window facility by going to the respective Discom portal or by calling 7011931880 or 19123 (BRPL), 19124 (TPDDL) and 011-35999808 (BYPL).  Applicants can visit the portal and view the Government’s EV-charged EV chargers, compare prices and order or call online

What is EV Policy?

The policy focuses on attracting EV manufacturers and investors to the state.  It gives investors in the sector a 15 per cent capital subsidy on the value of fixed assets on five equal annual payments, a maximum of 50 acres of land and a production link subsidy of 1 per cent on the transaction.

How many electric cars are there in Delhi?

Gadkari’s share figures show that Delhi (125,347) and Karnataka (72,544) are the second and third most registered electric vehicles in the states and union territories.  Bihar (58,014) and Maharashtra (52,506) finished fourth and fifth.

How do electric cars charge?

Most EV drivers plug into a chargepoint when parked to stay on top.  Sometimes drivers need to charge on the road using high powered chargers.  Depending on your location, you can start charging simply by plugging in or using an app, contactless card or RFID card

Why is EV so important?

Electric vehicles help diversify the energy needed to move people and goods, because they rely on a wide mix of primary energy sources used in power generation, greatly improving fuel safety.

Can EV charge at home?

You can charge the electric car at home using a dedicated home charger

Can you install a DC fast charger for residents?

DC Fast Chargers are not available for residential installation.

Is India suitable for electric vehicles?

Yes, India is ready, As such, making and using electric cars is not a big obstacle.  According to a report by NITI Aayog, India could save up to 64% of expected passenger road-based mobility-related energy demand and 37% of its carbon emissions by 2030, following the future of electric and connected mobility.

sources The Economic Time / Drivepilots

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