The Electric Vehicle Policy of Delhi will complete 3 years in August. The EV Policy has achieved approximately 86% of its targets and measures as per the transport department of Delhi.
By 2024, the city aims to have 25% of all new registration of vehicles to be electric. Delhi Electric Vehicle Cell and Delhi transport department started the process of drafting a new and revised Delhi EV Policy 2.0.
Over 220 original equipment manufacturers or OEMs, industry players, think tanks, businesses, and government departments were present at the meeting. They shared recommendations as well as insights to strengthen policy measures for better electric mobility penetration in Delhi.
N. Mohan, CEO, of Delhi EV Cell said that in the total sales of vehicles, around 10% were EVs. Also, December 2022 witnessed the highest EV penetration of 17% (the highest in the country).
“The city now has more than 4,300 charging points and 256 battery swapping stations across 2,500+ locations. A key measure of the successful implementation of the policy is the disbursement of subsidies amounting to Rs. 167 crores,” Mohan said.
In partnership with RMI India Foundation and Climate Trends, the stakeholder consultation was organised in the presence of the Advisor to CM and Member of DDC, Gopal Mohan, the Principal secretary-cum-commissioner, Ashish Kundra, Special Commissioner for the Transport department, Govt of NCT of Delhi, Shilpa Shinde, and the Minister of Transport, Kailash Gahlot.
“I can say with confidence that Delhi’s EV Policy is the most progressive among all states in India. Its success is shared by all stakeholders, including Delhi’s citizens who adopted this new technology,” said Kailash Gahlot.