NEW DELHI: In the practically two years since Delhi authorities’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy got here into pressure, greater than 60,000 EVs have been registered in Delhi, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal stated after inaugurating seven new EV charging stations throughout the nationwide capital on Wednesday.
Kejriwal stated that when the coverage was carried out in 2020, the federal government was not anticipating the sort of response it has acquired. “In the past two years, 60,846 electric vehicles have been purchased in Delhi,” he added.
The CM stated that whereas 25,809 EVs had been bought final yr, 29,845 autos have been bought in lower than seven months in 2022. “This means that there has been an increase of 115% and we’re anticipating that this will further increase by the end of the year. People of Delhi have started to accept electric vehicles as a mode of transportation,” he said.
According to the Delhi authorities, the EVs registered because the launch of the coverage embody 281 buses (0.5 %), 20,819 e-rickshaws (34.2 %) and 6,283 e-rickshaws with cart (10.3 %), 25,346 two-wheelers (41.7%), 3,215 automobiles (5.3%), 1,726 cabs (2.8%), 2,850 three wheeler items carriers (4.7%), 293 e-autos (0.5%), aside from different EVs.
“Out of all the vehicles purchased this year, 9.3% were electric vehicles. Mostly, these vehicles are two-wheelers as there has been an increase of 57% in the purchase of two-wheeler electric vehicles,” he stated.
Kejriwal stated that the brand new charging stations developed at DTC’s Rajghat, IP Estate, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, Mehrauli, Dwarka Sector-2 and Sector-8 bus depots shall be open for all EV house owners with each low-cost sluggish charging with price of Rs 3 per unit, and quick charging possibility with a price of Rs 10 per unit.
“We have developed the One Delhi app which will display nearby charging stations in case you need to charge your vehicle. I request every electric vehicle owner to download this app,” he stated.
The CM additionally stated that 2,000 extra e-buses could be procured by the tip of 2023. “We will receive 75 electric buses next month.”