- The Delhi government has announced a subsidy for installing electric vehicle chargers.
- The city government is offering a Rs 6,000 subsidy to the first 30,000 applicants for charging stations.
- The installation and operationalisation of electric vehicles chargers will be completed within seven days of submitting the application.
The electric car segment is on the rise in India, with significant developments happening at regular intervals. Now, the Delhi government has announced a subsidy for installing electric vehicle chargers. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai says the city government is offering a subsidy of Rs 6,000 to the first 30,000 applicants for charging stations, which brings down the effective cost of each charger to just Rs 2,500. This will reduce the cost of chargers by up to 70 percent, Rai added. The installation and operationalisation of electric vehicles chargers will be completed within seven days of submitting the application.
The minister has further added the city government has launched a single-window facility where consumers can avail themselves of either by visiting the respective discom portals or by calling the helpline numbers for installation of private charging stations. “The single window facility for installation of private chargers in malls, offices, residential societies, colleges is happening for the first time in India,” said the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) vice-chairman Jasmine Shah (via LiveMint).
The Delhi government is the first to roll out LEV AC chargers that comply with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) 2021 Charging Standards. This comes just two months after the official notification.
Electric Vehicle charger installation cost, space and technicalities
- As said, EV chargers installation connection costs Rs 2,500, post the Rs 6,000 price subsidy.
- EV Charging space: Installation of EV charger requires 1 sq ft for LEV AC and 2 sq ft for AC 001. The DC 001 requires a 2 sq metre area and 2 metres height and can be installed on the ground. Both these chargers are usually used to charge two and three-wheelers. The DC 001 charging standard is used for e-cars that are used by fleet operators.
- There’s a portal for applying the application and customers can view a range of EV chargers that have been offered by the government. They can compare the price of these chargers and purchase them online or through a phone call.
- People can choose to opt for a new electric connection to avail of the reduced EV tariff or can continue with the existing connection.