Delhi is due to get 100 electric vehicle charging stations by the end of July to charge under Rs. 3 per unit
As part of the Delhi government’s flagship initiative, 100 EV (electric vehicle) charging stations will be set up at various subway stations, bus depots and other locations in the national capital.
On Thursday, Delhi Energy Minister Atishi reviewed the project along with Energy Ministry officials. During the meeting, Atishi instructed Energy Department officials and Delhi Transco Ltd (DTL) to proactively address the issues surrounding the installation of electric vehicle charging stations, ensuring 50 of them are ready by the end of April and 100 by the end of July.
She instructed officials to expedite the work and complete it within the set deadlines. She further said that “the Kejriwal government’s efforts in recent years have made Delhi the country’s electric vehicle (EV) capital. In this direction, the government is setting up 100 EV charging stations across the city to strengthen Delhi’s EV charging infrastructure.”
“With this project, there would be excellent and convenient EV charging infrastructure in every part of the city, where the unit charging cost is not only the lowest in the country but in the world. People need to spend less than Rs. 3 per unit on EV charging,” she added.
As a result of the government’s efforts, Atishi said that 16.7 percent of all vehicles sold in the capital in December 2022 were electric vehicles, the highest in the country.
“Now that the demand for EVs among the people of Delhi is increasing so rapidly, we are building 100 EV charging stations in the capital to ensure that people have enough charging stations around and have no trouble charging,” they said Minister said.
It is worth noting that all these charging stations set up by the Delhi government are based on a public-private partnership (PPP) model.
Last year, the government published the country’s largest tender in this sector. The cost of charging per unit at these charging stations is even below Rs. 3 per unit, the official statement said.