Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot on Sunday appealed to companies to include electric vehicles in their fleet and to install charging stations from CSR Fund. An official statement said that Gehlot has made this appeal under the Delhi government’s ambitious campaign ‘Switch Delhi’. In the sixth week of this campaign, emphasis will be laid on how the corporate world can spread awareness in the adoption of electric vehicles.
Gehlot said that Delhi-based companies have performed exceptionally and made the city an economic hub. He also appealed to the Delhi companies to take the lead in adopting electric vehicles.
He said, “The Delhi government appeals to corporates to switch their fleet of vehicles to EVs.” We also appeal to them to set up a charging station in our office premises to encourage more and more people to switch to EVs. ”
Charging stations will be installed in parking lots of malls, hospitals and hotels
Earlier, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot has asked malls, hospitals, hotels and offices, etc. to have five percent of their parking space for electronic vehicles and their charging station, with a parking capacity of more than 100 vehicles. The Transport Minister said that the malls, hotels, hospitals and offices that the government has approached for this have been given time till December to implement this proposal.
At present, there are 72 electric vehicle charging stations in Delhi, which is the highest among all states. The Delhi government is planning to install 500 charging stations in the next 6 months. The government’s plan is to build an electric vehicle charging station every three kilometers.