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The Delhi government on Thursday convened the fifth meeting of its Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Task Force to discuss adopting a coordinated strategy to advance Delhi’s emergence as a capital city. Indian VE.

The Delhi government on Thursday convened the fifth meeting of its Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Task Force to discuss adopting a coordinated strategy to advance Delhi’s emergence as a capital city. Indian VE.

The meeting brought together power discoms and electric vehicle industry think tanks, as well as government officials.

The task force, chaired by Jasmine Shah, Deputy Chairperson of Delhi’s Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), plays an important role in guiding the overall strategy for accelerated deployment of public charging infrastructure and private electric vehicles in Delhi.

He reviewed the status of a tender for the establishment of 100 EV charging/exchange stations on public land plots launched by Delhi Transco Limited (DTL) and under which Tenders were awarded to four successful dealers in March 2022.

Currently, 896 public charging stations and 103 battery exchange stations are being set up under the DTL tender. The first set of charging stations should be inaugurated in August 2022.

“The innovative tender is the first of its kind in India to use the PPP (public-private partnership) model to set up EV chargers, which has resulted in the lowest charging rate in the world — 2 per unit. The Delhi government’s model involved the planned aggregation of land from various agencies to lease to private actors on a concessional basis. It offered a model conducive to business success, supporting costs associated with upstream electrical infrastructure, tying rents to income, providing flexibility in bundled calls with charger, and more. the bidding criterion has led private players to quote such low service fees,” Shah said.

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