Since the EV policy’s introduction, the UT has registered 93,239 electric cars, with two-wheelers accounting for roughly 55% of all EV sales in 2022.
New Delhi: Delhi has made history by selling more electric vehicles each month than any other state or UT in the nation.
Delhi registered 7,046 electric vehicles in December, an increase of 86% from the same month last year. Since the EV policy’s introduction, the UT has registered 93,239 electric cars, with two-wheelers accounting for roughly 55% of all EV sales in 2022.
In a media address, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot stated that Delhi has consistently taken the lead, making it the nation’s capital for electric vehicles. The city is equipped with the necessary private and public charging infrastructure, with a total of 2300 charging points and 200 batteries swapping stations operating throughout the city.
On August 7, 2020, the Delhi EV Policy was introduced, designating 2- and 3-wheelers as the priority vehicle segments.
The strategy intends to hasten the adoption of electric vehicles such that by 2024, they will account for 25% of all new vehicle registrations.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister, introduced the “Switch Delhi” campaign in February 2021 to raise awareness of the advantages of such cars in keeping Delhi clean and pollution-free.
With the EV sales in December, Delhi is on track to meet its goal of accomplishing two-thirds of its target. The “i3” approach, which stands for Incentivisation, Innovation, and Inclusion, is responsible for the success of Delhi’s electric vehicle policy.
In order to make it successful, Gahlot remarked, “We have never limited ourselves to one section.
Additionally, the government is investing more than Rs. 1,500 crores in electrifying 56 depots that would house 10,000 buses by 2025. The Delhi EV policy has been a huge success thanks to all the stakeholders and Delhi residents, the minister continued.