Delhi government to install over 5,000 kerbside EV charging points in next 3 years

The Delhi government is planning to install over 5,000 kerbside charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) on all major roads in the next three years.

Kerbside charging is an emerging concept globally wherein EVs can be charged while being parked on roadside kerbs using either street light lamp posts or through dedicated charging posts. In August 2022, the Delhi government launched the three-year action plan for charging and swapping infrastructure in Delhi which set a target of 18,000 charging points. A key strategy to achieve this target is to deploy kerb side charging which leverages the existing civic and electrical infrastructure in Delhi for the installation of charging points.