"Under the able leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi government is driving Delhi's journey to being the EV capital of India. Increasing accessibility to charging infrastructure will do away with any doubts and uncertainties one might have before buying an EV," said Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.
He made this announcement while launching the single window facility that consumers can avail by either going to the respective discom portals or by calling the helpline numbers for installation of private charging stations.
“Such a facilitative process for installing EV chargers has been developed for the first time in India and with their widespread installation, Delhi will become the best city in the world in terms of accessibility to EV charging points,” Gahlot asserted.
The applicant can visit the portal and view trustworthy electric vehicle (EV) chargers that have been empanelled by the government. They can compare the price of these chargers and order them online or through a phone call. The applicants can choose to opt for a new electrical connection (including pre-paid meter) to avail reduced EV tariff or can continue with the existing connection.
The installation and operationalization of electric vehicle (EV) chargers would be completed within seven working days of submitting the application, he assured.
The tariff rate fixed by the government for the electricity consumed through these EV charging points is Rs 4.5 per unit.
Only one square feet is required for LEV AC and two square feet for AC 001, the DC-001 can be installed on the ground having two square metre area and two metres height.
Both the LEV AC charger and AC 001 charger are wall-mounted. The Delhi government will be the first to roll out LEV AC chargers conforming to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) 2021 Charging Standards within two months of its official notification, said a Transport department statement.
Both these chargers are used to charge primarily two and three wheelers. The DC 001 charging standard is used for e-cars used primarily by fleet operators.
Very cool initiative by Delhi government. Societies should not have ensure for not installing charge points. This should also ensure there are no issues with EV owners not getting permission to install chargers at apartments. We still don't know what chargers these are and who makes them etc.
But we definitely would be keen to test the process sometime and create an article or a video.