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Delhi GovT tells commercial buildings to hold parking for EVs

By December, the Delhi government wants to set up more than 10,000 charging points across the national capital. The step to ask commercial buildings to reserve parking for EVs and install charging points could help increase the number of public EV charging points in Delhi significantly.

The Government of Delhi has asked all commercial buildings that have a parking capacity of more than 100 vehicles to set aside at least 5% of their parking for EVs along with suitable slow EV chargers installed. These buildings include malls, shopping complexes, cinema halls, multiplexes, office spaces, hotels, restaurants and hospitals. Commercial buildings approached by the government will have to implement the order by the end of the year.

At present, Delhi has 72 electric vehicle charging stations. The government aims to increase this number to 500 in 6 months. Its target is to set up one EV charging station for every three kilometres.

By December, the Delhi government wants to set up more than 10,000 charging points across the national capital. The step to ask commercial buildings to reserve parking for EVs and install charging points could help increase the number of public EV charging points in Delhi significantly. This in turn is expected to help promote the adoption of EVs.

Delhi is known to struggle with high levels of pollution. The government hopes that the adoption of EVs will help in keeping the pollution levels low. The government itself is aiming to have only electric vehicles in its fleet by August 6, 2021.

Source: Hindustan Times

 
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