Delhi govt to install over 5,000 kerbside EV charging points in next 3 years

The government of the national capital plans to install over 5,000 kerbside electric vehicle (EV) charging points on all major roads in the country in the next three years. The decision came after the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD) Vice Chairperson Jasmine Shah convened a meeting on the implementation of kerbside charging for EVs in Delhi.

By: HT Auto Desk
| Updated on: 20 Sep 2022, 09:56 AM
Follow us on:
Follow us on:
File photo of an electric vehicle being charged used for representational purpose only (REUTERS)
File photo of an electric vehicle being charged used for representational purpose only

Kerbside charging is an emerging concept globally wherein EVs can be charged while being parked on roadside kerbs by using either street light lamp posts or through dedicated charging posts.

The city government last month launched the three-year action plan for EV charging stations and swapping infrastructure, setting a target of 18,000 charging points. The officials have figured out that one of the key strategies to successfully accomplish this target is to deploy kerb side charging which leverages the existing civic and electrical infrastructure for the installation of charging points.

Also Read : Not wearing seat belts on rear seats? Delhi cops have their penalty receipts out

It was decided in the meeting that the Kerb-side charging will leverage lamp posts and substation spaces which have or are close to sites of on-street parking. Initially, 100 kerbside chargers will be spread equitably across all the three discoms in a pilot project. The pilot will be designed under the aegis of DDC and discoms will take the lead in installation of chargers on PWD roads.

Kerbside charging will provide convenient options for the priority segment vehicle which comprises of two-wheelers and three-wheelers, and will also play an important role for residential colonies which lack designated parking.

The discoms will first identify the road stretches where this pilot project can be started with deployment of 100 EV chargers. Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) will be the state nodal agency of operationalising the complete pilot along with the state EV cell of the Transport department. “Delhi will take the lead in setting up kerbside charging facilities for EVs on all major roads," Shah said.

First Published Date: 20 Sep 2022, 09:53 AM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
5% OFF
Godrej aer O – Hanging Car Air Freshener | Car Accessories | Cool Aqua (7.5g)
Rs. 94 Rs. 99
70% OFF
VENO Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable (2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner)
Rs. 899 Rs. 2,999
65% OFF
Ambrane 38W Fast Car Charger with Dual Output, Quick Charge 3.0 and Power Delivery, Type-C & USB Port, Wide Compatibility for Smart Phones (RAAP C38 A, Black)
Rs. 349 Rs. 999
5% OFF
Godrej aer O – Hanging Car Air Freshener | Car Accessories | Musk After Smoke (7.5g)
Rs. 94 Rs. 99

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.