Mandatory EV Chargers for Future Building Projects in Noida

Aditya Pratap is a lawyer practicing in the Bombay High Court. He can be reached at aditya@adityapratap.com

Introduction to the Concept of EV Charges

An electric vehicle charging station, also called EV charging station, is an element in an infrastructure that supplies electric energy for the recharging of plug-in electric vehicles including electric cars, neighborhood electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrids.

For charging at home or work, some electric vehicles have converters onboard that can plug into a standard electrical outlet or a high-capacity appliance outlet. Others either require or can use a charging station that provides electrical conversion, monitoring, or safety functionality. These stations are also needed when traveling, and many support faster charging at higher voltages and currents than are available from residential EVSEs.

EV Chargers for Future Building Projects in Noida

To encourage the usage of electric vehicles, the Uttar Pradesh government has made the provision mandatory for all projects on 5,000 sq mt lands in Gautam Budh Nagar, similar to the state of Delhi. To start with, Uttar Pradesh will set up three such stations along the Yamuna Expressway.

Quoting the words of CEO of the Greater Noida Authority Narendra Bhooshan, “We have already asked all the fuel and gas stations operating out of Greater Noida to see if it is feasible to add a charging station on their premises. We have to create an ecosystem to promote the usage of such vehicles in the next five years,” stating as all the apartment complexes, commercial buildings, IT parks will seek permission to develop 5,000 sq mt of land in Gautam Budh Nagar and will make provisions for allowing charging of electric vehicles.

The Initiative for EV charging stations in the district came after the state industries department directed the CEOs of the three development authorities, which were- Noida, Greater Noida, and Yamuna Expressway to take steps to promote the Uttar Pradesh Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Policy.

Delhi Government on the concept of EV chargers

The Delhi government launched its Electric vehicle policy with the aim of curbing pollution in the Delhi, enlisted as one of the World’s most polluted cities, and to create jobs and boost the local economy.

Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said that under the new policy, the government will waive registration fee, road tax, and provide an incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for new electric cars and up to Rs 30,000 for e-rickshaws, electric two-wheelers, autos, and freight vehicles.

Revenue Model for a Public Charging Station

The government of India recently released a notification titled ‘Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles – Guidelines and Standards’. The availability of adequate charging infrastructure is acknowledged as a key requirement for accelerated electric vehicle adoption in the country.

In accordance, setting up Public Charging Stations has been de-licensed and any individual is free to set up public charging stations, provided the stations meet the technical as well as performance standards laid down.

Each charging station is required to have a minimum of three fast chargers: a CCS, a CHAdeMo and a Type-2 AC. While the former two will be required to operate on 50kW/ 200-1000V, the Type-2 would be 22kW/ 380-480V.

Additionally, the charging station will also have two slow charge points – a Bharat DC-001 (15 kW/ 72-200V) and a Bharat AC-001 (10 kW/ 230V).

About the Author – Aditya Pratap

Aditya Pratap is a lawyer practising in Mumbai. He argues cases in the Bombay High Court, Sessions and Magistrate Courts, along with appearances before RERA, NCLT and the Family Court. For further information one may visit his website adityapratap.in or view his YouTube Channel to see his interviews. Questions can be emailed to him at aditya@adityapratap.com.

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