Delhi transport department and the Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) cell kicked off the process of revising the 'Delhi EV Policy 2.0' with a stakeholder engagement
According to the transport department, Delhi's Electric Vehicle Policy, which will be three years old in August, has so far achieved almost 86% of its objectives and targets.
The Delhi transport department and the Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) cell began the process of revising the 'Delhi EV Policy 2.0' on Wednesday with a stakeholder engagement.
More than 220 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), corporations, industry players, think tanks, and government departments attended the meeting and presented their perspectives and proposals on how to boost legislative measures to increase e-mobility penetration in the city.
“Delhi’s EV Policy completes 3 years in August 2023, and has so far achieved around 86 per cent of its measures and targets according to the state transport department. By 2024, it aims to ensure that 25 per cent of all new registered vehicles in the city are electric,” the organisers of the consultation said in a statement.
N. Mohan, CEO of the Delhi EV cell, presented the city's e-mobility status, stating that the city averaged 10% EVs among total vehicle sales last year, with December 2022 seeing the most penetration so far at 17%, which is also the highest in India.
“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.
The stakeholder consultation was held in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Kailash Gahlot, principal secretary-cum-commissioner Ashish Kundra, and Gopal Mohan, advisor to the CM and member of the DDC.
Shilpa Shinde, Special Commissioner for Transport, Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, also attended the meeting.
The shift to EV at this magnitude is the next vehicular transition in the national capital after compressed natural gas (CNG).
“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,” Transport Minister Gahlot said at the plenary session.