NEW DELHI: To make sure the charging infrastructure within the metropolis retains tempo with the rise of electrical automobiles (EVs), Delhi authorities is making a ‘heat map’ to determine high-concentration areas and attain out to resident welfare associations (RWAs) and housing societies of those localities to advertise non-public charging factors.
Almost each tenth automobile bought in Delhi this 12 months has been an electrical one. EVs have taken an enormous lead over purely CNG-run automobiles. Last 12 months noticed 25,813 EVs registered within the metropolis, which was barely greater than the 25,540 CNG automobiles bought in 2021.
This 12 months, 31,584 EVs have been registered until date, which isn’t solely the best ever in a single 12 months, but additionally approach forward of the 19,250 CNG-run automobiles registered throughout the identical interval. While CNG-run automobiles are three- or four-wheelers, the biggest share of EVs comprise two-wheelers.
While Delhi authorities is creating public charging stations at numerous areas to strengthen the charging infrastructure and enhance dependability of EVs, it’s also attempting to encourage extra particular person and neighborhood charging factors, as many of the charging of such automobiles takes place on the residence or workspace of householders.
An official stated that the warmth mapping will probably be primarily based on the placement of the EV bought as per the registration, following which the automobile will probably be geo-tagged and its location plotted on a map. The authorities then plans to achieve out to RWAs and housing societies in these areas and persuade them to put in charging factors.
According to sources, a few of the areas with comparatively excessive EV focus are Dwarka, Vasant Kunj, Mayur Vihar, Uttam Nagar, South Extension, Nangloi, Vivek Vihar and Karkardooma. Sources additionally stated that presently, greater than half of all charging factors in Delhi are non-public.
Confirming the plan, principal secretary-cum-transport commissioner Ashish Kundra informed TOI that the ‘first cut’ of the warmth map is prepared and is being absolutely developed. “There is also a ‘Charging Infrastructure Action Plan for Delhi’, which will be launched at the fourth Delhi EV Forum on August 10,” he stated.
“EV sales have overtaken CNG sales. This has happened in just two years since the Delhi EV policy was launched, showing a far more robust growth,” Kundra stated, including that in contrast with EVs, CNG-run automobiles and infrastructure have been round for practically 25 years.
Kundra stated that the federal government is incentivising non-public chargers via a subsidy of Rs 6,000 and also will perform outreach programmes. Currently, there are about 500 such non-public charging factors within the metropolis, he added.
Sources stated that discoms within the metropolis are additionally selling non-public charging infrastructure. BSES, for example, is finishing up digital and bodily RWA meets and EV charging registration camps.