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Delhi Govt Releases EV Charging Guidebook For Corporates

Workplace Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidebook for Corporates in Delhi’ provides step-by-step guidance to help employers adopt workplace charging of EVs.

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To bring more traction to electric vehicles with the corporates and their employees,  the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) in partnership with World Resources (WRI) released a guidebook called ‘Workplace Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidebook for Corporates in Delhi’ on Monday to provide step-by-step guidance to help employers adopt workplace charging of EVs.

Jasmine Shah, VC of DDC Delhi said, “Research shows 90 per cent of EVs are charged at home or workplace. To build charging infrastructure at mass scale, we are subsidising private installation of chargers. The private sector showed great interest and we heard their concerns regarding the planning and implementation of EV charging stations at workplaces. This guidebook details the processes involved for effective decision-making to install workplace charging and is aimed at making corporations an integral part of EV movement.”

Delhi has the cheapest EV tariff in the country with over 380 public charging points and 500 more charging points to be added in the next 6 months. Further, the government is also planning to set up a fully online process wherein the subsidy will reach buyers' bank account within a week of buying EV. 

Dr OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI India, said, “The just-concluded COP26 has highlighted the importance of reducing emissions from the transport sector. Zero-emission transport through EVs will reduce emission from the transport sector and contribute towards cleaner air.”  

The Government of NCT of Delhi announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy on August 7, 2020. With an aim to significantly benefit Delhi's air quality, the policy intends to deploy 25% of all new vehicles to be battery-operated vehicles by 2024.

Dr Yogesh Bhatia, CEO, LML reacting to the announcement made by the Delhi Government stated "We welcome the government's decision to establish a vibrant ecosystem in Delhi. Increasing the number of workplace charging stations will encourage employees to be an integral part of the EV movement. To promote cleaner and eco-friendlier modes of transportation, constructing the necessary infrastructure will not only expand the usage of electric vehicles but will also reduce the use of new diesel and petrol vehicles in the coming years."