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Builders offer EV charging units in housing complexes in Jaipur – EQ Mag

Builders offer EV charging units in housing complexes in Jaipur – EQ Mag


Jaipur: After facilities like vastu-compliant, community halls, swimming pools, gymnasiums, or sports courts, the latest trend in big residential complexes is to install charging units for electric vehicles. Several developers in Jaipur are keeping provisions for charging electric vehicles inside the compounds of their upcoming residential projects.

“Electric vehicles are the future. Soon you would find more electric vehicles in a resdiential complex than vehicles driven on petrol, diesel or CNG. Many real estate developers have started installing charging units for electric vehicles at their upcoming residential projects,” said Dhirendra Madan, a real estate developer and the president of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), Rajasthan.

Builders are considering these units as “common space” within the compound. Flat owners having electric vehicles can charge their vehicles at these charging points on rotational basis and the bill for the electricity consumption for the charging of vehicles would be footed by the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) from the monthly maintenance paid by the residents.

Experts in the electric vehicle trade explained there are two types of chargers available for charging vehicles. The vehicle manufacturers provide the basic chargers along with installations at home at free of cost with the car. Vehicle owners need to buy the advanced type of chargers or can avail these chargers from the different charging points located at a few strategic locations across the city.

“The second type of chargers are fast and more effective, but this type of chargers are expensive. So, the idea of providing charging points with advanced chargers at residential complexes is excellent. Since these chargers charge fast, residents owning electric vehicles can charge the vehicles in no time. The electric consumption is nominal. The charges would be affordable for residents’ associations to bear,” said Vedprakash Saharan, from an electric vehicle showroom in the city.

Officials of the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) said that recently they had received several building plans where builders were keeping provisions for vehicle charging units.

“It is now mandatory in building by-laws for Green Buildings. But several builders are including this facility even for normal residential complexes,” said a city planner from JDA.

Source: PTI
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network