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DDC & WRI India to launch ‘Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Guidebook’

The document guides residential societies in understanding the importance of EV charging, details the processes involved in planning, installing and managing EV charging stations in the parking space of the societies.

SNS | New Delhi |

The Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC), in collaboration with World Resources Institute, India (WRI India) will launch the ‘Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidebook’ to simplify and enable the adoption of EV charging in all types of residential areas in Delhi on Monday.

The guidebook will be launched at 12 noon in the presence of Transport Minister, Kailash Gahlot who will also inaugurate two EV chargers at Pockets B & C, Vasant Kunj, installed under Delhi Government’s single-window facility. Heads of BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), United RWAs Joint Action (URJA), Delhi and The Federation of CGHS, Dwarka Ltd. will also join to discuss ways to promote EV charging in residential areas of Delhi.

The document guides residential societies in understanding the importance of EV charging, details the processes involved in planning, installing, and managing EV charging stations in the parking space of the societies.

“The document also addresses some of the common concerns (such as lack of space, capital investment, power load management etc.) and shares the best practices for RWAs.,” stated the Delhi government.

Through this guidebook, Delhi Government seeks to encourage all residential societies (old neighbourhood areas, planned colonies, DDA flats, Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS), Government housing societies, employer housing etc.) based out of Delhi, to join hands with the Delhi Government in promoting electric vehicles (EVs) by adopting EV charging in their residential societies.

The DDC Vice Chairman, Jasmine Shah said, “RWAs across Delhi have expressed their interest to Delhi govt of joining the EV revolution. This guidebook will facilitate that journey and enable the people of Delhi to access EV charging points in colonies all over Delhi.”

Amit Bhatt, Executive Director (Integrated Transport), WRI India said, “According to the US Department of Energy, over 80 percent of EV charging happens at home. Therefore, having home charging is a must for scaling up EV and with the launch of this guidebook, the Delhi Government has closed the loop for developing the EV charging infrastructure for Delhi.”

The Delhi Government announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy in August 2020, with a vision to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the city and to make Delhi the EV Capital of India.

The policy aims to improve Delhi’s air quality by driving the transition to electric vehicles so that they can reach 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024.

As per Delhi Development Authority’s amended United Building Bye Laws (2016), 20% of all parking capacity in buildings must be provided with charging infrastructure for EVs.