Week In India: Delhi Installs First Private EV Charging Point; Delhi Govt To Set Up EV Charging Stations At Govt Offices; And More
Delhi Installs First Private EV Charging Point Under the AAP government’s single-window facility, Delhi sees the first private EV charging point installed in the BSES discom BRPL area. The first […] The post Week In India: Delhi Installs First Private EV Charging Point; Delhi Govt To Set Up EV Charging Stations At Govt Offices; And More appeared first on EMobility+.
Delhi Installs First Private EV Charging Point
Under the AAP government’s single-window facility, Delhi sees the first private EV charging point installed in the BSES discom BRPL area. The first one was installed at DDA flats and the second one at East Delhi’s Vivek Vihar. The transport department has been empanelled around 12 vendors for installing charging points. The single-window facility will facilitate the expansion of EV charging infrastructure at semi-private and private places like group housing societies, malls, hospitals, theatres, and apartments in Delhi. The government is also providing subsidies for setting up the first 30,000 EV charging points of Rs. 6,000.
Delhi Govt To Set Up EV Charging Stations At Govt Offices
Delhi government instructs all its departments and government offices to identify appropriate locations for installing public EV charging stations at the premises of such areas within 3 months. The government will provide a subsidy of Rs. 6000 for each charging point for enrolled vendors. If any employees have electric vehicles, they can charge them during work hours. The heads of the departments can contact their respective DISCOM and tell them the locations suitable for installing the EV charging point. The government departments which install the chargers on their premises will receive subsidies on these chargers. The vendors will get subsidies from the transport department electric vehicle fund through DISCOM.
Delhi Starts Registration Process Of Centres For Retrofitting Of Vehicles
Delhi’s transport department starts the process of registration for centres for retrofitting old petrol and diesel vehicles with electric kits for converting them into electric vehicles. 10 electric kit manufacturers have enrolled for converting old petrol and diesel vehicles which cannot ply on the roads of the city. The manufacturers will have to install the electric kits on the vehicles as per the guidelines of the government. The supplier or the manufacturers should provide extensive training to the technicians for installing. The installer needs to maintain the record of the installation of electric kits in the vehicles and provide the same information to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways when asked.
Maharashtra To Offer Incentives For Electrification Of Delivery Fleets
Maharashtra government is planning to offer incentives to delivery and mobility companies for electrification of their vehicle fleets before 2025. The government is working on bringing new policies to promote a clean environment. Maharashtra set a target in 2021 to electrify 25% of vehicle fleets of delivery companies by 2025. But now the government wants to achieve this target before 2025. Government plans to offer higher incentives for purchasing in bulk. The government will approach companies such as Uber, Amazon, Ola, Zomato, Swiggy, Flipkart, etc. next month. The state is one of the key markets for ride-hailing, food delivery companies, and e-commerce. Maharashtra also plans to become the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the country.
Ather Energy Signs MoU With Karnataka Govt, Commits To Install 1,000 Fast Chargers Across The State
This move comes at a time when the Bengaluru-based electric vehicle maker is looking to ramp up its fast charger network Ather Grid in India. Electric two-wheeler maker Ather Energy has signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government committing 1,000 fast chargers across the state, in a bid to address a key issue to the adoption of electric vehicles in the country. Ather Energy CEO Tarun Mehta made this announcement on Twitter on February 3. This move comes at a time when the Bengaluru-based electric vehicle maker is looking to ramp up its fast charger network Ather Grid in India. The startup had previously announced plans to install 5,000 fast chargers across the country.
MoHI Supports 2,31,257 EVs Under Phase-II of FAME India Scheme Till 1st February 2022
Under Phase-II of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India (FAME India) Scheme, 2,31,257 Electric Vehicles have been supported till 01.02.2022 by way of Demand Incentive amounting to about Rs. 827 Cr. Further, MHI has sanctioned 6315 e-buses to 65 cities/STUs/CTUs/ State Govt. entities for intracity and intercity operations across 26 states/UT under the Scheme. Further, as per the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) report, the Auto industry generates employment of 13 persons for each truck, 6 persons for each car, four persons for each three-wheeler, and one person for each two-wheeler.