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Indias first 7 electric vehicle charging stations started in Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launches

EV charging station in Delhi: The country’s first 7 Electric Vehicles (EV) charging stations have been started in the capital Delhi. Delhiites will now be able to charge their vehicles by slow charging at Rs 3 per unit and fast charging at Rs 10 per unit.

EV charging station in Delhi: Amidst the rising prices of petrol and diesel, now the trend of electric vehicles (EV) has increased. Governments are also making people aware for this. The country’s first seven EV charging stations equipped with all facilities have been started in the capital Delhi. Rs 3 will be charged for slow charging and Rs 10 per unit for fast charging. These charging stations have been made operational in DTC’s Rajghat depot, IP Estate, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, Mehrauli, Dwarka Sector-2 and Dwarka Sector-8, while two thousand charging points are already operational in Delhi.

‘Delhi is fast becoming EV capital’

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said at Rajghat depot that Delhiites have started adopting electric vehicles. Delhi is fast becoming the EV capital of the country. He said that an app has also been created for the convenience of the people, with the help of this people will be able to find the charging station located near them. CM Arvind Kejriwal said that in the last two years, 60846 electric vehicles have been purchased in Delhi. In 2020, when we had made an EV policy, we did not expect that we would get such a tremendous response. Last year, 25809 electric vehicles were purchased, while this year 29848 EVs have been purchased in the last seven months. Compared to last year, there has been an increase of 115 percent in the sales of electric vehicles this year.

9 percent EV in vehicles purchased this year

Increase in sales of electric vehicles

According to the Transport Department, there has been an increase in the sale of electric vehicles in Delhi from the year 2022. A total of 3,18,760 vehicles have been sold in Delhi in the year 2022, of which 29848 are electric vehicles. If we talk at the state level, then the share of EV vehicles in the total vehicle sales is 7.5 percent in Assam, 5.7 percent in Karnataka, 4.9 percent in Maharashtra, 4.3 percent in UP and 4.2 percent in Gujarat. In the year 2022, the share of electric two wheelers in Delhi is 57 per cent of the total EVs sold. Similarly, electric four wheelers account for 9 percent of the total electric vehicles sold. Delhi is now rapidly moving towards becoming a market for two wheelers and four wheelers. In March 2022, the share of EV vehicles in the total vehicle sales in Delhi was around 12.5 per cent.

Electric buses included in DTC

The Delhi government has also included electric buses in public transport. At present, more than 150 electric buses are running in Delhi and by the end of 2023, two thousand more electric buses will be added. To promote electric vehicles, the Delhi government is also increasing the charging points. At present there are around 2000 charging points and battery swapping points in Delhi. At the same time, 500 charging points have been installed so far under the single window facility. In addition, the public charging infrastructure is being further enhanced for the convenience of EV vehicle owners. For this, 100 charging stations are to be built in every corner of Delhi in the next three months, in which 500 charging points and battery swapping stations will be set up.

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