RELEASE: DDC Delhi and WRI India jointly release the ‘Workplace EV Charging Guidebook for Corporates in Delhi’
- Delhi Government has now become the first state government in the country to come up with a step-by-step guide to promote workplace charging of EVs.
- This step-by-step guide will help corporates in assessing the scope for workplace charging as it details the processes involved for effective decision-making and sets out the way forward for the planning and implementation of EV charging stations at workplaces.
- Through this guidebook, the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) seeks to encourage corporates to join hands with the Delhi Government in promoting electric vehicles by adopting workplace charging.
29 November 2021, New Delhi: The Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) and World Resources Institute, India (WRI India) jointly released the ‘Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Guidebook for Corporates in Delhi’ on 29 November. With this launch, Delhi Government has now become the first state government in the country to come up with a step-by-step guide to promote workplace charging of EVs.
The guidebook was released in the presence of Shri Jasmine Shah, Vice-Chairperson, DDC Delhi, Dr. OP Agrawal, CEO, WRI India and Amit Bhatt, Executive Director (Integrated Transport), WRI India along with other leading industry leaders. Through this guidebook, the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) seeks to encourage corporates to join hands with the Delhi Government in promoting electric vehicles by adopting workplace charging.
Senior industry leaders from various industry bodies like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), Society Of Manufacturers Of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) etc. discussed the role of corporates in EV adoption in Delhi and ways to plan, install and manage EV charging at workplaces.
In his keynote address, Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC Delhi said, “I am very thrilled today that we are launching a very practical guidebook to answer many of the queries that we have been receiving since Hon’ble Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the Delhi EV Policy in August 2020. The nature of the climate and environment emergencies we are facing calls for the political leadership to be take very ambitious decisions. With Delhi’s EV policy, he fixed an ambitious target of making 25% of EVs among total vehicle registrations in Delhi by 2024, at a time when the share of EVs in new vehicle registrations was 1.2%.”
He said, “As the thinktank of Delhi Government, DDC has been very closely involved in the framing of the EV Policy and in working with various stakeholders so that we move towards Hon’ble CM’s vision. Since the announcement, Delhi government’s efforts have been to understand the concerns, constraints and challenges in EV adoption despite good will about the future being electric. Delhi set up a fully online, seamless process wherein the subsidy reaches your bank account within a week of buying EV. More than ten thousand EVs have received subsidy from Delhi government. Through the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign, we worked with various groups to make EV adoption a mass movement. Delhi has the cheapest EV tariff in the country and more than 380 public charging points are live in Delhi as of today, with 500 more charging points to be added within the next 6 months.”
Highlighting the need for such a guidebook, he said, “Research shows that 90% of EVs are charged at home or workplace. To build charging infrastructure at mass scale, we are also subsidising private installation of chargers. The private sector showed great interest and we heard their concerns regarding the planning and implementation of EV charging stations at workplaces. This guidebook details the processes involved for effective decision-making to install workplace charging and is aimed at making corporates an integral part of the EV movement.”
Speaking on the need for transitioning to electric mobility, Dr. OP Agarwal, CEO, WRI India, said, “The recently concluded COP26 has highlighted the importance of reducing emissions from the transport sector. Zero-emission transport through the likes of electric vehicle will help in reducing emission from the transport sector as well as contribute towards cleaner air in cities.”
Executive Director (Integrated Transport) for WRI India, Amit Bhatt said, “Delhi Government’s EV policy is a very progressive step towards improving Delhi’s air quality. The government is also doing multiple things to move towards a zero-emission future. It’s time that private sector and citizens come together to help scale this transition. The launch of the guidebook is an important step in that direction.”
Explore the Full Guidebook here: https://greenmobility-library.org/public/index.php/single-resource/MXh0cnBuOUNyUmtmbnB3djJvcmhJUT09
About the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC-D)
The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) is a premier think-tank of the Government of NCT of Delhi and advises the government in finding sustainable, people-centric solutions to the critical development challenges facing Delhi. To fulfil its mandate, the DDC follows an ‘outside-in’ and ‘inside-out’ strategy. DDC acts as a bridge between external stakeholders and the Delhi Government in the effective formulation and implementation of policies. DDC also strives to make the governance reforms and performance of various government schemes transparent and more accessible to the people of Delhi.
About World Resources Institute, India (WRI India)
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