This will allow EV users to find charging points in Delhi, Gallot says
Aiming to bring all electric vehicle players on a common platform, NCT Delhi government has launched an open database of EV charging and battery swapping stations. The database, available on its Switch Delhi portal, will give open access to over 2,500 charging points currently installed in the city. The official said that all EV players can further develop platforms to provide seamless information about charging and battery exchange stations to all EV users in Delhi.
“In 2021, the government came out with an open bus transit database, which was a great success. The same is used by Google, Uber and many others. With the launch of the open EV charging database, Delhi is taking a step towards solving the biggest problem of EV users which is mileage anxiety,” said Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister. He further added, “This will allow them to use their favorite apps to find more than 2,500 charging points and battery exchange stations in Delhi and the number is expected to reach 18,000 by 2025.”
The employees informed that the database is available to registered legal entities and individuals. They can send and retrieve historical data as well as real-time data related to public infrastructure for charging and sharing using the ev.delhi.gov.in/openev portal.
Under the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy announced in 2020, it will be mandatory for all entities operating public and/or semi-public EV charging or switching stations to submit data to the open database within three weeks of notification of the order .