The installation of 100 public charging stations for electric vehicles in Delhi is nearing completion, and it is expected that they will all be operational by July.
Officials announced on Monday that the installation of 100 public charging stations for electric vehicles in Delhi, India is nearing completion and that all of them will possibly be operational by July.
The civil infrastructure for more than 95 out of 100 charging stations has been completed. Officials said that installing charges and other electrical work, such as power connection, has begun.
Accordingly, these 100 EV charging stations will have 500 charging points for electric vehicles. EV drivers that will use the public chargers will have to pay Rs 2 per unit, which is the lowest charging fee in the country.
“The public charging stations, having a total of 500 charging points for the electric vehicles, will start functioning from July, and all of them will become operational by the end of the month,” according to a senior Delhi government official.
Many of these charging points are being set up in the metro stations to cater to people who use both private vehicles and metro trains for their daily commute.
Under the public-private partnership approach, the government of Delhi has provided land, cabling, and transmission infrastructure, while the concessionaires have provided the equipment and personnel, according to officials.
The Delhi government is constantly boosting the use of electric vehicles in the country’s capital to minimize air pollution. The government also targets a 25% electric car registration in Delhi by 2024.
According to real-time government data, there are 597 charging stations, 825 charging points, and 165 battery swapping stations in Delhi.