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DDC, WRI India unveils Residential EV Charging Guidebook

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The Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) and World Resources Institute, India (WRI India) has announced that they have launched the ''Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidebook' to simplify and enable the adoption of EV charging in all types of residential areas in 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.

Through this guidebook, Delhi Government seeks to encourage all residential societies (old neighborhood 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.

"Under the visionary leadership of Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Government unveiled a comprehensive EV policy in August 2020 intending to achieve target-driven EV adoption in Delhi. Through our policies, we have ensured that we not only incentivize the purchase of EVs through demand-side incentives but also boost supply-side infrastructures, such as charging point development through subsidies to citizens and last-mile handholding.

Subsidy through Delhi Government's single-window facility for EV charging point installation at private and semi-public places is a unique initiative and would ensure accessibility and affordability of chargers for Delhi citizens and reduce their anxiety towards EV adoption. We are confident to ensure access to sustainable transportation for all citizens of Delhi through our holistic initiatives.". Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister, Delhi

"Under the vision set by CM Arvind Kejriwal of making Delhi the EV capital of India, Delhi government has taken many pioneering steps to promote adoption of EVs and build charging infrastructure at mass scale. By launching this step-by-step guidebook, the Delhi government will become the first state government in India to make RWAs and residential areas an integral part of the EV movement. RWAs across Delhi have expressed their interest to the Delhi govt in 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." Jasmine Shah, Vice-Chairperson, Dialogue, and Development Commission, Delhi

"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." Amit Bhatt, Executive Director (Integrated Transport), WRI India

Read the guidebook document here:

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