The Aim is to put 5 lakh electric vehicle in 5 years in Delhi-EV policy by Delhi Govt
The Delhi government launched its new electric Vehicle policy in order to reduce pollution and to boost up the economy and to generate employment in the transport sector. In order to promote the electric vehicle for commercial and personal use, the new incentive has been introduced. At a Digital briefing, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said that the policy would make Delhi “a world leader” in the field of electric vehicles and that it was one of the most progressive EV schemes in the world.CM Kejriwal clarified that there will be an incentive of up to Rs 30,000 on electric two-wheelers, electric autos & e-rickshaws, and up to Rs 1.5 lakh on electric cars. The AAP chief stated the Delhi government will organize an EV Cell to implement and supervise the new electric vehicle policy.
The state government will be creating a non-lapsable ‘State EV fund’ which will be supported through the air ambience fund, levy of additional taxes and cess on inefficient and polluting vehicles.
What Automotive Manufactured said about this new EV policy?
Sohinder Gill Director General, Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), states that Delhi EV Policy has “set an example of how a policy can run without using exchequer money. The Delhi EV policy in a way is a benchmark for other states’ policies to follow that are based mostly on attracting manufacturers rather than catalyzing demand.“The only small missing point in the policy is that it doesn’t support the lithium battery e-scooters with speeds up to 25km/hr. These e scooters are particularly popular with Delhites because of their attractive prices and extremely low running costs. With a bit of support from the Delhi government, the adoption of such e scooters would have grown multifold. We hope the government would look into it and make some amendments in the future.”Thanking the Delhi and Telengana government for “quickly notifying robust and well-thought EV policies that will further boost the EV sales in the respective states,” Mahesh Babu, MD & CEO, Mahindra Electric, said, “Both the EV policies are aimed at faster adoption of EVs both in personal and shared mobility segments. Extending the incentives to personal buyers will further help the development of the entire ecosystem.
“In the near future, the open-permit system for electric autos in Delhi will promote zero-emission last and the first-mile green mobility in the capital. The policies are in-line with India’s aim to reduce its oil-import bill and air-pollution.
Aim to target 200 charging stations
Delhi govt is aiming to construct 200 charging station infrastructure in the next one year in Delhi. Kejriwal said “our aim is to create one charging station at every 3 km. we hope that at least 5 lakh EV vehicle in Delhi will be registered in the next five years”.