NEW DELHI: As the Delhi authorities’s electrical automobile (EV) coverage accomplished two years this month, the EV gross sales have created a document this yr with 2022 accounting for each fifth e-vehicle offered in Delhi until date.
Total 33,440 EVs have been offered in Delhi in 2022 until date, the very best ever in a single yr and 20.6% of all EVs registered within the metropolis until date.
Also, whereas e-rickshaws and e-carts constituted the majority of the EVs offered even until final yr, in 2022, their share is lower than 27%.
On August 7, 2020, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the EV coverage with the goal of guaranteeing that 25% of all new automobile registrations by 2024 can be that of EVs. In August 2020, 739 EVs had been registered, and from September 2020 to until date, 64,264 EVs have been offered, practically 40% of the overall 1,62,411 EVs registered within the metropolis until date.
In February 2021, Kejriwal launched the Switch Delhi marketing campaign to unfold consciousness about the advantages of EVs in making the capital clear and pollution-free. As two-third of recent automobile registrations in Delhi contains of two-wheelers, the main focus of the coverage was to push the conversion of two-wheelers and industrial three-wheelers into the electrical section, the Delhi authorities said.
“On one side, electric vehicles are helping Delhi with the reduction in emissions and air pollution; on the other side, it is creating more employment opportunities, increasing earnings of commercial vehicles and auto owners with lower cost of ownership and giving users an opportunity to take rides in no-sound, comfortable vehicles,” transport minister Kailash Gahlot mentioned, including that the federal government is dedicated to make the nationwide capital the “EV capital of the world”.
“With the onset of EV evolution, I am also excited to see more and more women as drivers both for private and public vehicles on Delhi’s roads. I would like to thank all the stakeholders and Delhi citizens in making Delhi’s EV policy a big success,” Gahlot mentioned.
The authorities mentioned that until date, Delhi had provided an incentive of practically Rs 100 crore on EV gross sales, the very best quantity of subsidy provided by any state in India. Apart from buy incentives, the federal government has additionally waived street tax and registration charges for all battery EVs.
The authorities mentioned growing gross sales of EVs had additionally incentivised the cost level operators to deploy greater than 2,000 charging factors and battery swapping stations, fixing the difficulty of vary anxiousness for all EV customers. The authorities additionally mentioned that to make EV charging inexpensive, it has already launched one of many lowest EV tariff within the nation at Rs 4.5 per unit.