New Delhi: The Delhi authorities has supplied an incentive of almost Rs 100 crore on electrical automobiles underneath its bold Electric Vehicle Policy launched in 2020, the best by any state, it mentioned on Thursday. According to official figures, 62,483 electrical automobiles have been bought because the launch of the Delhi EV Policy on August 7, 2020.
The coverage’s mission is to drive fast adoption of EVs to make sure they contribute 25 per cent of all new automobile registrations by 2024, the Arvind Kejriwal authorities mentioned in a press release, asserting that the capital is already on the midway mark, with EV gross sales as much as March this yr recording 12.5 per cent.
Apart from offering incentives, the federal government has additionally waived street tax and registration charges for all EVs.
The Delhi EV Policy’s success may be attributed to the i3 mannequin — incentivisation, innovation and inclusion, the federal government mentioned within the assertion.
Charge Point Operators (CPO) deployed greater than 2,000 charging factors and battery swapping stations, fixing the difficulty of vary nervousness for all EV customers, it mentioned.
In February final yr, Kejriwal had additionally launched the Switch Delhi Campaign to unfold consciousness concerning the contribution of EVs in making Delhi cleaner and minimising air pollution.
Prior to the implementation of the coverage, the EV market within the capital was pushed by e-rickshaws, which contributed almost 85 per cent of whole EV gross sales right here.
As two-third of recent automobile registrations in Delhi comprise two-wheelers, the coverage’s focus was to push gross sales of electrical two-wheelers and business three-wheelers, it mentioned.
In order to supply entry to charging factors, the federal government in February final yr signed a pact with Delhi Transco Limited for 100 websites throughout Delhi. This initiative which can see introduction of almost 900 charging factors and 100-plus battery swapping stations.
Owners would be capable to cost their EVs at lower than Rs 2 per unit at these services, the bottom within the nation, it claimed.
The authorities additionally began a single window facility in November final yr to ease the acquisition of EV chargers from energy distribution firms’ on-line portal via greater than 10 empanelled distributors and gave three years’ guarantee, together with set up.
An on-line portal was additionally created for the acquisition of electrical autos and availing 5 per cent curiosity subvention.
A complete of 150 electrical buses are already plying on Delhi roads and the capital will see almost 2,000 such buses by the top of 2023, which would be the highest within the nation, the federal government claimed.
Three bus depots have already been electrified, 17 extra will likely be electrified by June subsequent yr and 35 by December subsequent yr, taking the variety of electrified bus depots to 55.
“On one side, electric vehicles are helping Delhi with the reduction of emissions and air pollution, and on the other, they are also 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 and comfortable vehicles,” Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot mentioned.
He additionally mentioned with the onset of EVs, he was additionally wanting ahead to see extra girls drivers in each non-public and public automobiles.