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All you need to know about the 'Residential EV Charging Handbook' released by the Delhi Transport Minister
Shayma Shamim
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Published on 8th Mar 22

All you need to know about the 'Residential EV Charging Handbook' released by the Delhi Transport Minister

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot along with Jasmine Shah the Vice-Chairman of Development Commission of Delhi Council (DDC) released the "Residential EV Charging Handbook" formulated by DDC and the World Resources Institute (WRI, India) at an event at the Vasant Kunj on 01st Mar'22, Delhi. The event's main guests, Kailash Gahlot and Vice President Jasmine Shah, also announced the launching of two new electric vehicle charging stations at the RWA facility. Both the charging stations come under the Delhi subsidy scheme of the first 30,000 charging stations and this scheme will be awarded a grant of Rs 6,000.


About the Handbook

The handbook guides you on how to install an electric vehicle charging station in residential areas of ​​Delhi. This guide aims to address all the issues and concerns associated with household electric vehicle charging stations or Residential Charging stations, as well as all the information you need, including choosing the right electric vehicle chargers, installation costs, energy management, and more. By means of this handbook, GNCTD will ensure that all Delhi housing associations (former communities, planned colonies, DDA flats, GHAs, Cooperative Societies, etc.) collaborate with the public sector to boost the adoption of Electric Vehicles in the capital. In this handbook, Delhi Govt aims to educate the residential community on the importance and need of EV charging infrastructure, support efficient decision making, and demonstrate how to design and use EV charging stations in parking areas of societies. This guide also explains some of the challenges that homes may face when implementing the EV chargers, such as space constraints, capital investment, and power load management. Residential cooperative societies can also educate themselves about the Steps to bring EV charging to residential societies through this guide. This guide also explains about the Purchase and installation of EV chargers through Delhi Government’s single window process, Permits, documents and clearances to be submitted by RWAs to DISCOMs and Best practices for RWAs.

About the Launch Event

BRPL CEO Rajesh Bansal, MLA Naresh Yadav in Mehrauli District, and representatives of RWA associations such as URJA, CGHS Federation, and Dwarka Association also participated in the launch of the Handbook. This handbook will promote the installation of electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure in all residential areas in Delhi. Speaking at the event, Jasmin Shah, Vice-President of the Delhi Conversation Development Council (DDC), said: “We are delighted if the Delhi Residential Association starts installing the electric vehicle charger through the Delhi Government single window facility. This guide will make you understand the process easier. The Delhi government is the first state government in India to make the residential building and RWA an integral part of the electric vehicle revolution. This is an important step in Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal's mission to make Smart City Delhi the capital of electric vehicles. This will help in achieving the ambitious goal of EV charging stations installed in every 3 km radius around the city."


Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot also said that their government is determined to make Delhi the capital of electric vehicles in India. In August 2020, the government also announced a comprehensive electric vehicle policy with the objective of complete transition towards electric vehicles in the city by 2024. This policy ensures that the purchase of electric cars is encouraged through buyers' and sellers' incentives. Delhi Single Window facility aims to provide subsidized EVs to the citizens and installation of EV charging stations. This will make it easier for Delhi residents to switch to green vehicles.

According to a study, most passenger cars spend 95% of their time in residential parking lots, according to Amit Bhatt, executive director of the Movement of India Initiative at the World Utilities Institute. Charge points allow these vehicles to be easily recharged. With the introduction of the Residential EV Charging Guidebook for housing societies, the Delhi government aims to install more and more home charging stations.

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