Delhi Govt Begins Construction Of 14 EV Charging Stations To Achieve Target Of 100

Delhi Govt Begins Construction Of 14 EV Charging Stations To Achieve Target Of 100

Delhi Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (DTIDC), an enterprise of Delhi government, has begun to construct the electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 14 cluster scheme bus depots in order to achieve the ambitious target of opening 100 new EV charging stations across the city by September. The cluster bus depots include Rajghat, Chhatarpur, Dwarka Sector-22, Seemapuri, Dilshad Garden, Kair, Dichaon Kalan, Rani Khera, Kanjhawala, Bawana Sector-1 and Sector-5 and Rewla Khanpur, according to a report on July 18.

The charging stations will be equipped with GPS and real-time-kinematic solutions in order to set up accurate positioning of all the features of the sites.

Delhi Government claims that although the customers in other states have to cough up Rs 10-15 per unit, yet those in the city will pay as little as Rs 2 per unit at the new charging stations. Other than the100 public charging stations, that were to be set up via an open tender, the Delhi government is also looking at installing an additional 20 sites of the transport department in the next installation phase.

The public charging stations can be seen from roads and have large ‘Switch Delhi’ signs. There are 573 charging stations, 812 charging points, and 318 battery swapping stations in the Capital city as of now. 100 new charging stations with 500 charging points are slated to be operational by September this year. These will comprise of as many as 71 charging stations at Delhi Metro stations.

It is rather telling that more than 4,500 EVs are being registered each month. On an average, 152.5 EVs are registered on a daily basis in Delhi. Since August 2020, when the EV policy was introduced, 50,225 EVs had been sold till May this year. This figure stands at 33.7% of the overall 1,48,854 EVs registered in Delhi so far.

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