New Delhi: Delhi government completed the installation of 1000 Electric Vehicles (EV) charging points under the single window facility, in less than a year.
This includes 682 charging points installed at 315 locations by BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BSES), 150 charging points installed at 70 locations by BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and 168 charging points installed at 50 locations by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL).
59% of these chargers have been installed by RWAs, 15% EV chargers setup in office premises and 13% in E-rickshaw parking. Delhi Government will spend Rs 60 lacs as subsidy on these 1000 charging points.
In November 2021, the Delhi Government set in place an innovative, single window facility for installation of EV chargers in private and semi-public spaces in Delhi.
The Delhi EV policy provides for a subsidy of Rs 6000 per charging point for the first 30,000 slow charging points. The net cost paid by the user after deducting 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.
Under the Single window process, Delhi Government, via the Discoms, has empaneled nearly 10 vendors for helping the citizens to choose from various EV chargers and provide installation of slow and moderate charges in just 7 working days after the submission of request.
Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said, “It is just the beginning as Delhi plans to install 18,000 charging points in the next 3 years making it easier for the citizens of Delhi to opt for an Electric vehicle instead of an ICE vehicle.
“By the end of 2024, Delhi is determined to have 1 out of every 4 new vehicles purchased to be an Electric vehicle” he added.
On completion of 1000 installations, Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson DDC said “Delhi is known for bringing new innovations in Electric mobility, one of which is the single window facility for EV charger installation.
He added that this initiative is aimed towards making the purchase of EV chargers in Delhi simple and hassle free.
The Delhi EV Policy was launched in August 2020 with the aim of establishing Delhi as the EV capital of India.
Under the Delhi EV policy 2020, more than 72,000 Electric vehicles have been sold till now with more than 41,000 EVs sold in Year 2022 itself and EVs contributing to nearly 10% of the total vehicles sold each month. Delhi also achieved 12.5% month EV contribution in March this year, highest in India among all states.