Residential EV Charging Guidebook

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Residential EV Charging Guidebook

Residential EV Charging Guidebook

26th February, 2022

The Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) and World Resources Institute, India (WRI India) launched the ‘‘Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidebook’on 28th February, 2022 to simplify and enable the adoption of EV charging in all types of residential areas in Delhi.

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.

Through this guidebook, Delhi Government seeks to encourage all residential societies (old neighbourhood areas, planned colonies, DDA flats, Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS), Government housing societies, employer housing etc.) based out of Delhi, to join hands with the Delhi Government in promoting electric vehicles (EVs) by adopting EV charging in their residential societies.




Key Highlights

Under the visionary leadership of Shri Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Government unveiled a comprehensive EV policy in August 2020 with the objective to achieve target-driven EV adoption in Delhi. Through our policies, we have ensured that we not only incentivize the purchase of EVs through demand-side incentives but also boost supply-side infrastructure, such as charging point development through subsidies to citizens and last-mile handholding.

Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020

The guidebook has been developed in line with the vision of the Delhi Government’s Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy announced in August 2020 when the share of EVs in new vehicle registrations was 1.2%, with the aim 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.
Delhi Government has taken several steps, including directing all residential institutions with a parking capacity of 100 or more vehicles to reserve 5% of their parking space for EVs with suitable EV chargers with a minimum output of 3.3KW. As per Delhi Development Authority’s amended United Building Bye-Laws (2016), 20% of all parking capacity in buildings must be provided with charging infrastructure for EVs.

In order to provide all the support needed to simplify EV adoption processes for residential societies, Delhi Government also provides a grant of 100% for the purchase of charging equipment up to INR 6,000 per charging point for the first thirty thousand charging points as well as a special EV tariff for EV charging. BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) and Tata Power-DDL (TPDDL) consumers can get a private EV charging point installed through an online single-window portal at their homes, group housing societies, multi-storey apartment complexes, RWA offices etc.
Owing to these progressive decisions, Delhi is witnessing a rapid transition to electric vehicles. Between September and November 2021, EVs accounted for 9% of the vehicle sales in Delhi, while the national average was 1.6%.

“It is a matter of great pride that Delhi’s residential societies have decided to join the EV revolution underway in Delhi by committing to set up EV chargers through the Delhi government’s single window facility. The launch of the Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Guidebook is an important step to facilitate this activity and Delhi has become the first state government in India to make residential societies and RWAs an integral part of its EV mission. This will go a long way forward in achieving the vision of CM Arvind Kejriwal of setting up an EV charging station within a 3 km radius from any point in Delhi and making Delhi the EV capital of India.”
Jasmine Shah
Jasmine Shah, Vice-Chairperson, DDC, Delhi
Subsidy through Delhi Government’s single-window facility for EV charging point installation at private and semi-public places is a unique initiative and would ensure accessibility and affordability of chargers for Delhi citizens and reduce their anxiety towards EV adoption. We are confident to ensure access to sustainable transportation for all citizens of Delhi through our holistic initiatives.”
Kailash Gahlot
Kailash Gahlot, Transport Minister, Delhi
“Research suggests, most of the private motor vehicles are parked for 95% of the time in the parking spaces of residential societies. This provides an excellent opportunity to charge these vehicles if they are electric. Therefore, with the launch of the Residential EV charging Guidebook, the Delhi Government has addressed the most important aspect of EV charging, which is home charging.”
Amit Bhatt
Amit Bhatt, Executive Director (Integrated Transport), WRI India
“There are around 40 RWAs in Vasant Kunj alone, which should all pledge to install EV charging points within a week and take advantage of the subsidy provided by Delhi govt for the first 30,000 EV chargers.”
Naresh Yadav
Naresh Yadav, Mehrauli MLA

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