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Delhi govt. unveils Open Database for EV charging and battery swapping stations

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Delhi government has announced that it has launched an Open Database Facility for EV (electric vehicle) charging and battery swapping stations on its Switch Delhi portal for electric vehicles in Delhi.

On the launch, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said, "With the launch of the Open Database for EV charging today, Delhi is making a move towards solving the biggest problem of EV users, which is Range Anxiety."

Gehlot also said that it will enable people to now use their favorite apps to locate more than 2500 charging points and battery swapping stations across Delhi. This number is expected to reach 18,000 by 2025, he added.

EV players can further develop platforms to provide seamless information about charging and battery swapping stations to all EV users in Delhi.

For accessing dynamic EV charging and battery swapping station data, a private API key to all registered service providers will be provided after submission of the request.

All entities operating public and/or semi-public EV charging or swapping stations in Delhi will be required to submit data to the open database within 3 weeks of notification of this order.

"In 2021, the Delhi government came up with an Open Database for Bus Transit in the city, which was a big success. The same is being used by Google, Uber, and many more. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi is committed to being the EV capital of India," Gehlot added. 

Author : Debi Dash
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