In less than a year, the Delhi Government has completed the installation process of 1000 Electric vehicle (EV) charging points under the single-window frame.
Out of these, 682 charging points were installed at 315 locations by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BSES), 150 charging points were installed at 70 locations by BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), and 168 charging points were installed at 50 locations by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL).
Official statements have confirmed that RWAs have installed 59% of these chargers, 15% of EV chargers are set up in office premises, and 13% in E-Rickshaw parking. The Government will also offer Rs 60 Lakh as a subsidy on these 1000 charging points.
According to the Delhi EV policy, a subsidy of Rs 6000 can be availed per charging point for the first 30,000 slow charging points. The user has to pay a net cost after deducting Rs 6000, which includes the EV charger, installation, and maintenance costs for three years. After subsidy, these EV charges come down to as low as Rs 2500.
Since the Delhi EV policy was launched in 2020, more than 72,000 Electric Vehicles have been sold, out of which more than 41,000 EVs will be sold in the year 2022 itself. Nearly 10% of EVs are sold of the total vehicles sold each month. Delhi reached a 12.5% monthly EV contribution in March this year, the highest in India.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “It is just the beginning as Delhi plans to install 18,000 charging points in the next three years, making it easier for the citizens of Delhi to opt for an EV instead of an ICE vehicle. By 2024, Delhi will have 1 out of every four new vehicles purchased as an EV.”
Mobility, one of which is the single window facility for EV charger installation – the first such innovation anywhere in India.
This initiative is aimed at purchasing EV chargers in Delhi simple and hassle-free.