Officials said the move is aimed at promoting the use of electric vehicles and encouraging the charging of electric vehicles at public stations in the state.
At what time and where can you charge an EV for free?
The EV charging startup (named ElectriVa) will open its stations in June. Free charging of electric vehicles will be allowed between 12 noon and 3 pm at its public charging stations in the national capital.
Free charging will be provided at around 35 charging stations operating along Ring Road at locations including South Extension, Bikaji Cama Place, Defense Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Mayur Vihar, and Netaji Subhash Place, South Campus, Nelson Mandela Road, Hauz Khas, Green. Park, Greater Kailash, Punjabi Bagh, Rohini, Saket, Shalimar Bagh, Preet Vihar, etc.
“We will provide charging to all commercial and noncommercial EV users for free between 12 noon and 3 pm. By providing free charging during afternoon hours, we want to bolster the EV ecosystem in the national capital. Presently it is important to incentivize public charging to make people switch from fossil fuel to electric vehicles,” Sumit Dhanuka, Founder, ElectriVa told PTI.