Delhi government begins works on new EV policy

Delhi government begins works on new EV policy

Delhi government begins works on new EV policy


New Delhi, India – According to officials aware of the development, the Delhi government has begun drafting a revised electric vehicle (EV) policy for the next three years and will hold a stakeholder consultation next week to solicit feedback.

The Delhi EV policy 2020 will expire in August of this year, and officials have stated that approximately 86% of the policy measures and targets have been met thus far. There is no way to categorize the achievement. Furthermore, with a high incentive offtake, the Delhi government has disbursed around INR 154 crore in EV subsidies.

Though the policy expires in August, some of the targets have a 2025 deadline, and officials stated that the revised policy is only expected to extend the deadlines and include more aggressive measures in areas that have not previously been prioritized.

Setting up private charging stations, electrifying commercial heavy vehicle fleets, increasing private vehicle ownership, and other topics will be addressed during the stakeholder consultation, according to an official.“We’re going to start holding stakeholder consultations to get views from original equipment manufacturers, dealers, customers, and experts on what can be revised in the policy and how the targets can be realistically reviewed. We know that setting up private charging infrastructure needs more push,” said N Mohan, Chief Executive Officer of the EV cell, stated.

The EV policy’s primary goal was to ensure that 25% of all new vehicle registrations were EVs by 2024. EVs currently account for approximately 11% of all new vehicles registered in Delhi. However, EV adoption is higher in some categories, with 62% of three-wheeler goods vehicles being EVs and approximately 45% of four-wheeler cabs being EVs; personal cars account for only 3% of this.

Other targets included electrifying 70% of the public transport bus fleet by 2025, introducing 8,000 pure electric buses by 2025, electrifying 100% of the delivery service fleet by 2025, and electrifying 100% of all Delhi government official fleets by 2023.

Officials stated that some of the successful EV policy 2020 measures included a high incentive framework for purchasing EVs and establishing EV charging stations. In comparison to other states, even the tariff structure has been heavily subsidized.  “Unlike other states, we have a single-part tariff structure in Delhi where there is no fixed monthly demand charge. We only charge for the energy utilized, which has helped a lot in increasing the number of public and semi-public charging stations across the city,” Mohan stated.

Experts say that while Delhi is already at the forefront of EV adoption, some areas require more attention right now. “The city must shift its attention towards the electrification of trucks,” said Amit Bhatt, managing director (India) of the International Council of Clean Transportation.

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