The Delhi government announced on Tuesday that they have launched an open database facility for all their electric vehicle (EV) charging points and battery-swapping stations across the capital, which will allow people across the city to identify and access them more easily.
The open database is now available at https://ev.delhi.gov.in/openev/ and displays the location of approximately 2,500 charging stations in Delhi, with each new charging station added to the portal in real-time once operational.
A transport department official said, “The database can be accessed by registered entities or individuals for submission and retrieval of historical and real-time information pertaining to public charging and swapping infrastructure.”
Another official said, “For accessing dynamic data, a private API (application programming interface) key will be instantly shared when the request is submitted. A decision on authorising the request will be provided within 48 hours of submitting the request.”
Under the Delhi government’s EV policy, which was notified on 7 August, 2020, its transport department had stated plans to develop an open and publicly owned database which would offer real-time information on public charging infrastructure.
After the launch of the portal, transport minister Kailash Gahlot said, “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 companies. 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. It will enable them to now use their favourite apps to locate more than 2,500 charging points and battery swapping stations across Delhi, and this number is expected to reach 18,000 by 2025.”