Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister announced that the electric vehicle registration has restarted. Also, the subsidy benefit under the existing Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy will continue until a new policy is notified.
The Delhi EV Policy was originally released on August 7, 2020, and Clause 3.1 of the policy states that it “shall remain valid for a period of three years from the date of issue.” The new vehicle registration was stopped as the policy ended on August 7, 2023.
The extension process of the EV Policy has been started and the draft cabinet note has also been approved, said Gahlot. He tweeted, “The process of registering electric vehicles at RTOs has been resumed. The incentives provided by the current EV policy in Delhi will remain in effect until the new policy is officially announced. Led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, our dedication to serving the residents of Delhi remains steadfast.”
The transport department stated in May that Delhi’s EV Policy has achieved 86% of its targets and measures. Also, the transport department along with Delhi EV Cell held a stakeholder consultation in the same month to draft the revised Delhi EV Policy 2.0.