Aggregator policy in the final lap, only electric cabs in Delhi by 2030

Aggregator policy in the final lap, only electric cabs in Delhi by 2030Aggregator policy in the final lap, only electric cabs in Delhi by 2030


NEW DELHI: By 2030, Delhi is expected to have solely electric cabs, with the transport department planning a phased transition to greener fuel. All cab businesses, food delivery companies, and e-commerce enterprises will be required to have an all-electric fleet by April 2030 under the aggregator policy, which will be implemented soon.


Transport minister Kailash Gahlot told TOI, “Delhi will have an all-electric fleet for cabs and other e-commerce entities by April 1, 2030. We have already achieved remarkable success in the field of electric vehicles as Delhi has the highest penetration of EVs in India.” He added, “We are expanding electric charging stations at a fast pace and affordable prices. A robust infrastructure is being put in place for EVs. The main idea is to make Delhi air pollution-free and we have already seen good results in the past few years by promoting EVs. In the coming years, Delhi Air would be better due to it.” Vehicles are the most significant local source of air pollution in Delhi.


Senior officials stated that the legal department had approved the aggregator draught policy and that it would be ready for implementation after gaining final clearance from the transportation department and the lieutenant governor.


According to an official, the draught calls for phasing out existing cabs in stages, which means that about 5% of the new fleet acquired by aggregators within six months after the announcement should be electric. This will rise to 15% within nine months, 25% within a year, 50% within two years, 75% within three years, and 100% within four years. By April 1, 2030, the whole fleet should be comprised of exclusively EVs. He also stated that there will be provisions for punishment if the aggregators do not follow the rules.


“We are enhancing the electric infrastructure fast, so the cab companies shouldn’t have any problem in shifting to the cleaner fuel,” said another official. As per the government’s EV report for 2022, over 2,300 charging points and 200 battery-swapping stations were running across the city. Another 100 charging stations will be added by July.


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