Electric Vehicle Policy passed by Delhi Government

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, December 23, 2019, announced that the Cabinet of the Delhi Government has approved a policy on electric vehicles (EVs). The aim of the policy will be to tackle the rising air population in India’s capital territory. A board will be constituted by the Delhi government for implementing the electric vehicle policy. Under the policy, for all-electric vehicles, the registration fee and road tax will be waived off.

Highlights from the Policy:

  • In the next one year, 35,000 electric vehicles to be induced
  • By 2024, raising the total number of registered e-vehicles to 25 percent of the total number of vehicles that are registered
  • A special provision allowing e-bike taxis to operate
  • Delhi Government to provide subsidy- for two-wheelers- Rs 5,000 per kWh of battery capacity
  • An incentive for switching from non-electric two-wheeler to an electric vehicle, of up to Rs 5,000
  • Two-wheelers engaged in delivery services such as courier,  e-commerce logistics and food delivery will be expected to  use  100 percent electric two-wheelers fleet  by 2025
  • Subsidy on purchase of e-rickshaw, electric autos and e-carriers to be provided up to Rs 30,000

Benefits estimated from the policy after five years:

  • Electric vehicles will save around Rs 6,000 crores  of liquid natural gas and oil consumption
  • Electric vehicles to save carbon dioxide emissions by 4.8 million tonnes


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