Power discoms representatives had already submitted a plan, which would help residents of Delhi to request installation of EV charging station in their premises through online portal or by making a phone call. As per the plan, for the first 30,000 charging points, 100 percent subsidy will be given for purchasing charging equipment up to ₹6,000 per charging point. This is in accordance with the Electric Vehicle Policy of Delhi Government.
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As per the plan, the single window facility will help in faster installation of EV chargers in apartments and group housing societies, hospitals and commercial locations like malls and theatres. Shah told the media that Delhi will soon be the only city in the world where one can install an EV charger and get government subsidy by making a phone call or applying online.
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A panel of vendors will be approved by the power distribution companies, who will install these EV charging stations. The Delhi government also aims to provide subsidy to the consumer and meter installation company on the basis of EV tariff. Sajid Mubashir, head of the Center’s Committee on EV Charging Standards, said that we are in the final stages of establishing electric vehicle charging with a prototype. He also said that the upcoming low-cost smart AC charger for electric vehicles would cost around Rs 3,500 if commercially produced.