Delhi EV Policy

Delhi EV Policy has been called the most progressive EV policy in India and among the best globally. It was well-received because it sets an ambitious vision for Delhi to drastically reduce vehicular air to become one of the world’s top cities in terms of EV adoption. The Delhi Government aims to have 1 out of every 4 vehicles sold in Delhi by 2024, to be an EV.   VIEW DELHI EV POLICY

The Delhi EV Policy aims to achieve the overarching objective to improve Delhi’s air quality and create an entire supply-chain ecosystem for this new segment of vehicles. In order to significantly benefit Delhi’s air quality, the policy intends to deploy 25% of all new vehicles to be battery-operated vehicles by 2024.


The Delhi EV Policy has been regarded as one of the most progressive policies globally, through the policy we aim to ensure Demand Generation as a means to ensure mass adoption and quick proliferation. In order to ensure demand generation, the Delhi EV Policy has adopted a method of a combination of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives. While the fiscal incentive structure comprises purchase incentive, scrapping incentive on de-registration of old vehicles and interest waivers, the non-fiscal incentives will address issues such as road-tax waivers, green-registration plates for EVs, license-fee waivers and single-window clearances.


The demand incentive available on various segments is expected to have a positive impact on the overall return of investment of the vehicle. The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy has provisions to support the operations

from a battery-swapping operator. While a number of theoretical and operational challenges exist around battery swapping systems, the policy may be a step in the direction of ensuring practical (and commercial) use of battery swapping technologies. Operational Guidelines of the Delhi EV Policy


Funding: The Delhi EV Policy has adopted the concept of “feebate” (i.e., by adopting measures by which inefficient or polluting vehicles incur a surcharge) to fund a high proportion of the demand incentives. The policy directs funding through sources like pollution cess, road tax, congestion tax, and other sources such as the environment compensation charge (ECC).


Creation of jobs: The EV Policy envisions job creation as a key outcome. It aims to promote skill development in the electric vehicle supply chain to establish an efficient after-sale ecosystem for EVs in Delhi. Considering that the policy aims to promote about 5 lakh EVs in Delhi, it has immense potential to create a large number of jobs such as EV drivers, auto-mechanics, charging station operating staff, etc.

Our vision

The Delhi EV Policy is one of the better policies among those announced around the world, targeted to curb air pollution. We also aim to boost the economy of Delhi after a setback due to coronavirus. This policy will give a strong impetus to the economy of the city.

— Shri. Arvind Kejriwal, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

The mission

We are committed to fulfil each of the promises towards a successful implementation of the EV policy. Delhi now has over one lakh EVs, and the citizens of Delhi have responded well to the policy as the adoption has increased multifold. Our team is determined to provide a smooth and systematic execution of the policy.

— Shri. Kailash Gahlot, Hon’ble Minister (Transport), Govt. of NCT of Delhi

Policy update

Delhi Government launches a single-window process for EV charger installation at private/semi-public spaces in Delhi: The Government’s plan to roll out at least 30,000 charging points across Delhi will be a game-changer in the adoption of light electric vehicles (2 & 3 wheelers) and fleet vehicles

Delhi Government aims to promote large-scale adoption of electric 2 and 3 wheelers through the Delhi EV Policy. Considering 42% of the vehicular pollution (PM 2.5) in Delhi is caused by 2&3 wheelers, their adoption is also crucial for reducing vehicular pollution. A key challenge to this large-scale adoption is the lack of adequate charging infrastructure.

As the EVs can be charged when idle, Delhi aims to leverage existing private and semi-public spaces like kirana stores, malls, theatres, hospitals, workspaces, group housing societies, etc. which have parking space and high dwell time for vehicles. With the widespread availability of charging points in these spaces, Delhi will not only have the largest number of EV charging points in India but will also become among the most ‘Light EV’ charging-friendly cities in the world.

Single-window process for installing EV charging points from a trustworthy platform: The Delhi government has set in place a single-window process for the people of Delhi to install EV charging points in their premises. This single-window process is being made available both online and through a phone call.

Through the DISCOMs, the Delhi Government has empaneled vendors who will provide installation of slow and moderate chargers. The step-by-step single window process to be followed by any consumer in Delhi is as follows:

  1. View trustworthy EV chargers on an online platform,
  2. Compare the price of different chargers and order them online or through a phone call,
  3. Choose to opt for new electrical connection (including pre-paid meter) to avail reduced EV tariff or continue with existing connection,
  4. Schedule installation at their convenience,
  5. Avail subsidy for light EV chargers of up to INR 6000 and pay net of subsidy (consumer has no need to separately claim for subsidy),
  6. Pay entire cost upfront or choose a monthly subscription payment model
  7. Consumer can avail the single window facility by either going to the respective DISCOM portal or calling the following numbers:

TPDDL
Know more here
Call 19124 (option 9)
BYPL
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Call +91 70119 31880
BYPL
Know more here
Call +91 11 3599 9808

The installation of the charger will be completed within 7 working days of submitting the request. Both the LEV AC charger and AC 001 charger is wall-mounted and require minimal space (1 sq. ft. for LEV AC & 2 sq. ft for AC 001), while DC-001 is installed on the ground (2 sq. meters ground area and 2 meters height). Semi-public sites can choose to provide charging to EV users free of cost or for a fee.


VENDOR TYPE OF CHARGER
M/s Exicom Tele-Systems Ltd. LEVAC
AC001
DC001
M/s Exicom Tele-Systems Ltd. LEVAC
AC001
DC001
M/s Exicom Tele-Systems Ltd. LEVAC
AC001
DC001
M/s Exicom Tele-Systems Ltd. LEVAC
AC001
DC001
M/s Exicom Tele-Systems Ltd. LEVAC
AC001
DC001

Types of chargers that can be availed under the single window facility: There are three types of chargers that can be availed under the single window facility from empaneled vendors:

A. Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) AC charger: The LEV AC charger complies to the latest charging standard adopted by Bureau of India Standards (BIS) in September 2021. The Delhi Government will be the first to roll out this charging standard within 2 months of its official notification. The charger will be primarily used for light electric vehicles (2 & 3 wheelers).

B. AC 001 charger: The AC 001 charging standard was published by Department of Heavy Industries in November 2021. The AC-001 charging standard is the most widely used AC charging standard which has 3 charging points, each of 3.3 kW power output. This charger is also used primarily for 2 & 3 wheelers.

C. DC 001 charger: The DC 001 charging standard was also published by Department of Heavy Industries in November 2017. This charging standard is used for e-cars used primarily by fleet operators.