The Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC), in collaboration with World Resources Institute, India (WRI India) will be launching the 'Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidebook' to simplify and enable the adoption of EV charging in all types of residential areas in Delhi on Monday.
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. Vice Chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission Jasmine Shah said, "Delhi government has taken many pioneering steps to promote adoption of EVs and build charging infrastructure at mass scale.
"With the launch of 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 Delhi government of 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," he said.
The Delhi Government had announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy in August 2020, with a vision to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the city and to make Delhi the EV Capital of India. The policy aims to improve Delhi's air quality by driving the transition to electric vehicles, so that they can reach 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024.
In line with this vision, Delhi Government has taken several steps, including directing all residential institutions with a parking capacity of 100 or more vehicles to reserve 5 per cent of their parking space for EVs with suitable chargers with a minimum output of 3.3KW.
As per Delhi Development Authority's amended United Building Bye Laws (2016), 20 per cent of all parking capacity in buildings must be provided with charging infrastructure for EVs.