Residential and commercial complexes will Have To Allot 20% Parking Space for Electric Vehicle Charging
Electric Vehicles have been popularised these days due to their unique features which keep our environment clean, green and safe. The eco-friendly nature of EV pulls the Government and common people’s interest.
New Guidelines Of Housing and Urban Development Ministry For Electric Vehicle Charging Facilities
As per the new guidelines of housing and urban development ministry, the residential and commercial complexes should allow 20% of their parking space for electric vehicle charging facilities. While eateries will have to keep space for kiosks.
“Based on the occupancy pattern and the total parking provisions in the premises of the various building types, charging infrastructures shall be provided only for electric vehicles, which is currently assumed to be 20% of all ‘vehicle holding capacity’ at the premise. Additionally, the building premises have to have an additional power load, equivalent to the power of all the charging points operated simultaneously,” the guidelines said.
For residential and institutional buildings, they recommend that the metering and payment be linked with the house owner’s monthly maintenance bills with metered units credited to their smart card that is plugged during charging. The buildings should provide open metering and on spot payment options for visitors. “Charging bays shall be planned currently at 20% capacity of all vehicles including two-wheelers and cars,” the guidelines said.
They also provide for enhanced power load for each such building type by the power distribution company. “Connectivity regulations and safety norms will be the key for implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructures both at individual and public premises,” said Alekhya Datta, fellow and area convenor, electricity and fuels division, TERI.
Charging stations, charging space or charging an Electric Vehicle is a great concern for an EV owner or consumer as it is the main source through which the vehicle functions. So this guideline may solve the problems of an EV consumer.