Delhi Registers 40% Of Electric Vehicle Purchases After EV Policy 2020

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According to official data, electric vehicle sales have increased since the introduction of the 2020 EV Policy in Delhi. More than 40% of these vehicles were sold after that policy was implemented.

Official figures show that the number of electric vehicles in Delhi is more than 1.64 lakh. Of these, 67,063 were purchased up to August 31. Officials claim that the majority of EVs currently being bought are two-wheelers because they are economical and affordable.

Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister, praised the adoption of electric vehicles by Delhiites in a video message. He stated that more electric vehicles will mean less pollution as Delhi has more of them.

Minister said that thousands have benefited from subsidies and road tax exemption since the policy was implemented.

“Under the guidance of CM, Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi is driving towards a greener future. Backed by one of the best EV Policies, it is smoothly switching to EVs. On this World EV Day, let’s pledge to make Delhi synonymous with EV, let’s make it an EV Capital,” he tweeted.

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Gehlot stated that the government is looking to establish charging points in every corner of the capital. He said that there are currently over 2,500 charging stations in the capital city for electric vehicles.

According to the government, electric vehicle registrations outnumber CNG vehicle registrations. It said that electric vehicles accounted for 9.37% of all registered vehicles in Delhi this year, compared to 5.83% of CNG vehicles.

Officials believe that Original Equipment Manufacturers are responsible for driving the electric vehicle boom.

“The government has provided the legal framework for electric vehicles but the OEMs will have to take the responsibility for making reasonable, affordable, and good quality products and those that provide a good distance in a single charge,” said an official.

According to its ambitious Electric Vehicle Policy, which was launched in 2020, Delhi’s government has provided an incentive of almost Rs 100 crore for electric vehicles. This is the largest such offer by any state.

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