An amazing update to Delhiites having an electric vehicle will now have a reason to show great joy from June onwards, they can charge their Electric vehicle for free of cost from 12 noon to 3 pm it’s available over 40 public charging stations across the national capital.
The move is aimed at promoting the use of electric vehicles and also to incentivise EV charging at public stations, authorities said.This initiative of free afternoon charge to all EV users is being taken up by an EV charging startup ElectriVa, which has set up over 40 public charging stations in partnership with the three civic bodies.
Authorities aware of the initiative said that the free charging will be provided at around 35 charging stations operational along the ring road at locations including South Extension, Bikaji Cama Place, Defense Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Mayur Vihar, Netaji Subhash Place, South Campus, Nelson Mandela Road, Hauz Khas, Green Park, Greater Kailash, Punjabi Bagh, Rohini, Saket, Shalimar Bagh, Preet Vihar among others.
ElectriVa going to provide charging to all commercial and non commercial EV users for free between 12 noon and 3 pm.Presently it is important to incentivise public charging to make people switch from fossil fuel to electric vehicles, Sumit Dhanuka, Founder, ElectriVa told PTI. We will provide charging to all commercial and non commercial EV users for free between 12 noon and 3 pm.He said that ElectriVa will set up a charging station every three kilo metres in Delhi and locations have already been allotted by the three civic bodies.The penetration of electric vehicles in the automobile sector in Delhi has grown in the last few years.
According to government data, around 10% of the total vehicles purchased in the city this year (January-March) so far, are electric vehicles.
As many as 10,707 electric vehicles were registered in 2022 so far between January and March 14 and out of this 5,888 were e-two wheelers (e-bike and e-scooter), data showed.Dhanuka said that at the national level, power grid stability is a concern and if all potential future EVs were to charge at homes, it can result in grid failure during peak demand.
In advanced countries like the UK and Netherlands, having EV penetration of 12 per cent and 20 per cent respectively, they have put special impetus on strengthening public charging infrastructure.”Public charging will change the charging pattern of EV users if properly incentivised. It should be prioritized and this narrative has to change with speed in public charging infrastructure work,” he said.
And they said that battery swapping stations will be provided at charging stations, and 100 more charging stations are being set up in Delhi in partnership with government agencies across the city.
As we all know Delhi government itself encouraging people to acquire electric vehicle and the government is also providing certain range of subsidies to purchase the Electric vehicle.
The government has also announced plans to set up 100 public EV charging stations having 500 charging points by June 27.