At just Rs 2 per unit, the city will have the lowest cost of charging stations for electric vehicles in the country.


Electric vehicles are already being given special importance in the capital Delhi as the amount of environmental pollution is highest in the country. Guidelines have already been issued to cancel 10 year old diesel cars and 15 year old petrol cars. But the only way to make electric vehicles more reliable for people is to increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. In this regard, Delhi Energy Minister Satyendar Jain has recently announced that 100 charging stations will be set up in Delhi by June 26. 2 rupees per unit will be charged.

Now the question may arise that what is the significance of this announcement? In this context, let us tell you that the per unit charge in Delhi is the lowest in the country. Meanwhile, the Kejriwal government claims that it is trying its best to popularize electric vehicles. Delhi has the highest demand for electric two-wheelers among electric vehicles, which also require adequate charging stations. And from there if the cost of charging is minimal, then it is going to be an additional debt for the Delhi government.

In such a situation, the administration expects that the demand for electric vehicles in Delhi will increase rapidly. Jain said in a press statement that 900 EV points will be set up in Delhi. Incidentally, the Kejriwal government introduced the EV policy in August 2020 to increase the use of electric vehicles in the state. It aims to have 25% of all vehicles sold in the state electric by 2025. Delhi ranks first in announcing exemption from road tax and registration tax on such vehicles.

Jain confirmed that 12 bidders have already bid for Rs 3.60 per unit for the next phase of electric charging stations. In which the government will give subsidy. “Tenders have been called for the construction of charging stations in 100 key areas of Delhi, out of which 61 are in the vicinity of metro stations,” he said. These will be made in PPP model. This means that the charging stations will be set up in a joint venture of government and non-government organizations.

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