Delhi Municipal Corporation to install 85 EV charging stations in Delhi

Delhi Municipal Corporation has installed 85 electric vehicle charging stations in 82 locations across the capital. MCD officials told PTI that at least 92 additional facilities will be installed by December.

Four Central Government Public Sector Projects (PSUs) – Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL), Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and DISCOMS — Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), BSES and Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have been approved by MCD for the installation and operation of EV charging stations.

A parking space and roadside were provided to explore the feasibility of installing and operating an electric vehicle charging station. The statement said MCD is run by Bharatiya Janata Party.

According to the HT report, Delhi is adding electric vehicles at an alarming rate, with more than 62,000 EVs already sold since the Delhi government’s electric vehicle policy was introduced in August 2020.

The capital increased its share of electric vehicle sales to 12.5% in March of this year. The Delhi government has also announced plans to train electric vehicle mechanics in an effort to drive the creation of ‘green jobs’.

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University will design courses that train automotive engineering diploma program students to become EV mechanics. Under this program, 100 students will be trained in basic and advanced EV mechanics each year.

DSEU, World Resources Institute India and Hero Electric Vehicles signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday. The automotive giant will support Delhi Technical University to design study materials and provide practical training to students.

On September 13, the Delhi government launched an open database facility for EV charging and battery replacement stations on the Switch Delhi portal, bringing all electric vehicle players to a single platform, PTI reported.

This database enables open access to over 2,500 charging stations in Delhi.

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