Delhi authorities launches open database facility for EV charging, battery-swapping stations


PTI, September 14, 2022, 11:49 AM IST

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New Delhi: The Delhi authorities has launched an open database facility for EV charging and battery-swapping stations on its Swap Delhi portal to carry all EV gamers on a single platform.

Officers mentioned the database will present open entry to all EV gamers to over 2,500 charging factors in Delhi, who can develop platforms to supply seamless details about charging and battery-swapping stations to all EV customers in Delhi.

“In 2021, the Delhi authorities got here up with an open database for bus transit, which was an enormous success. It’s being utilized by Google, Uber and lots of extra. With the launch of Open Database for EV Charging, Delhi is taking a step in direction of fixing the largest drawback of EV customers, which is the priority of vary.

“This may allow them to make use of their most well-liked app to find over 2,500 charging factors and battery-swapping stations throughout Delhi and this quantity is anticipated to succeed in 18,000 by 2025,” Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot mentioned.

Town authorities had notified the Delhi Electrical Car (EV) coverage on August 7, 2020. Clause 6.4.2 of the coverage states: “An open, publicly owned database shall be developed by the Division of Transportation, GNCTD, to supply historic and real-time info on public charging infrastructure….”

In keeping with the mandate of the coverage, the Division of Transportation has now created an open, publicly owned database.

Officers mentioned the database can be utilized by registered entities and people to submit and retrieve historic and real-time info associated to public charging and swapping infrastructure by means of the portal.

After registration on the Open Database Portal, charging service suppliers will have the ability to entry information referring to all EV chargers and battery-swapping stations in each static and dynamic codecs by submitting requests by means of the portal.

To entry dynamic information, a personal API key shall be shared instantly when the request is submitted. Officers mentioned a call on authorizing the request could be offered inside 48 hours of submission of the request.

As per the mandate of the Delhi EV Coverage, all entities working public and/or semi-public EV charging or swapping stations shall submit the information within the open database inside three weeks of the notification of the order.

The database can be utilized at no cost by the in-vehicle navigation system and charging apps and maps.


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