The Delhi government on Monday allowed a single-window facility to facilitate the rapid expansion of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles at private and semi-public places like apartments, group housing societies, hospitals, malls and theatres in the national capital. The conclusion was taken during a meeting of the Delhi government's Charging Infrastructure Working Group chaired by Jasmine Shah, vice chairman of Dialogue and Development Commission.
"The Delhi govt has approved an innovative, single window process for quick and efficient installation of EV chargers. This is in response to requests we have been receiving especially from apartment societies, RWAs, mall owners among others," Shah stated.
The single window facility can be used for quick installation of thousands of EV chargers at apartments and group housing societies, institutional buildings like hospitals and
commercial spaces like malls and theatres, Shah added.
"Delhi will soon be the only city in the world where anyone can get an EV charger installed and get government subsidy by making a single phone call or applying online," he stated.
The power discoms would empanel vendors for installation of two slow charging standards (Light EV AC and AC 001) and one fast charging standard (DC 001), and offering Delhi government subsidy to the consumer and meter installation based on EV tariff, said an official statement.
Sajid Mubashir, who heads Union government's committee on EV charging standards, explained the working group on the status of low cost AC and DC charger standards for light electric vehicles.
He commented the standards are in final stages of agreement with the prototypes ready for deployment and that the upcoming low expense smart AC chargers for EVs would cost as less as Rs 3,500 when commercially produced, the statement said.
Representatives of discoms in the meeting presented the roll-out proposal to the working group which would empower any resident of Delhi to request installation of a charger at their premises either through their online portal or by making a phone call.
The roll-out proposal comprises disbursal of a grant of 100 per cent for the purchase of charging equipment up to Rs 6,000 per charging point for the first 30,000 charging points, according to the mandate of the Delhi Electric Vehicle policy, it said.
The working group accepted the roll-out plan to be executed across Delhi by August 2021, it added.