Delhi government will release a guidebook covering the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) at corporate workplaces next week, DDC vice chairman Jasmine Shah said on Wednesday.
Jointly prepared by the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of the Delhi government and World Resources Institute (WRI), the ‘Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Guidebook for Corporates in Delhi’, will be released on November 29.
The guidebook intends to encourage corporates operating out of the national capital to join hands with Delhi government in promotion of the EVs by adopting workplace charging, Shah said in a statement.
“The guidebook aims to guide corporates in assessing the scope for workplace charging, details the processes involved in effective decision-making along with setting the way forward for its planning and implementation,” he said.
Research shows that 90 per cent of EVs are charged at home or workplace.
By launching this step-by-step guide for installation of workplace charging, Delhi government aims to become the first state government in India to make corporates an integral part of the EV movement, Shah said.
Amit Bhatt, the executive director of WRI India, said workplace charging will become a necessity in the future as employees will expect more accessible charging solutions.
Workplace charging can help reduce range-related anxiety as it can provide charging solution to employees who may not have access to it at their residence, he said.
Further, it will help in the greater adoption of EVs, he added.
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