1,400 private EV charging points were set up in Delhi in the last year
According to city officials, while there were few private charging stations, no residential society in the city established a charging point or station until last year.
According to the Delhi electric vehicle (EV) cell, at least 1,400 private charging outlets have been installed across the city in the last year, largely by housing societies, since the city’s charging/swapping infrastructure action plan 2022-25 was implemented.
According to officials from the Delhi transport department, with an increased push towards switching to EVs in the last year, many individuals, housing societies, and cab fleet operators are deciding to put up EV charging infrastructure, despite the fact that the number of EVs in the area is still low. The action plan is part of the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020.
According to city officials, while there were few private charging stations, no residential society in the city established a charging point or station until last year. “We now have 1,400 private charging stations across residential societies, up from a negligible number last year.” With the growing number of EVs, several residence welfare associations (RWA) wish to set up charging infrastructure. “In addition, cab fleet owners are setting up stations because several operators are incorporating EVs into their cab fleet,” said N Mohan, head of the Delhi EV cell.
Under the scheme, one can apply online for a 6,000 subsidy and have a charging outlet built for 3,000. Each charging station costs around $9,000. People can contact their distribution company (discom) either online or offline to begin the installation process using the single window system.
Charger manufacturers have been appointed by the discoms. (EOMs). When you choose the EOM, they will contact you and install the charging point. The BSES, one of the city’s main discoms, has facilitated the construction of approximately 2,300 charging outlets at over 900 places. In fiscal year 22-23 alone, around 1,600 of these were installed. According to officials, the demand for private charging stations is increasing.
“The data shows that 49% of charging points are private, 33% are public and 18% are for the captive use of BSES. A total of 60% of the 1,100 private charging points is installed at RWA locations and societies while 35% is installed at commercial premises like malls, hospitals, colleges, etc. EV charging points at individual homes constitute 2%,” a BSES official said.
Dwarka, RK Puram, Nizamuddin, Mayur Vihar, Patparganj, Karkardooma, IP Extension, Vivek Vihar, Preet Vihar, Saket, Tagore Garden, Nangloi, and Punjabi Bagh have the most BSES private charging points.
Some RWAs stated that they were able to install the system within 15-20 days.
“We have a charging station with 12 points. We have two EVs in society so far, but we want to be ready. We downloaded the app and allotted a location and the rest of the work was handled by the EOM,” said Sanjeev Bhatnagar, RWA president of Shyam Vihar in Dwarka Phase 1.
The society contains approximately 100 families and 150 four-wheelers. The RWA paid 36,000 to set up 12 points, and residents pay the RWA to peruse.
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