The Delhi government on Tuesday came out with its draft electric vehicles policy, targeting 25 percent of all new vehicle registrations to be electric by 2023 through subsidy for such autos, rickshaws and two wheelers among others.
It also recommends strengthening infrastructure to provide battery charging access within 3 km range from anywhere in Delhi while additional fees on non-electric vehicles will fund the bulk of corpus created to incentivise the adoption of electric vehicles. The draft policy posted on Transport department website has been put in the public domain for people to file their objections and suggestions.
Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said in a statement around 30 percent of particulate pollution in winter is caused by vehicles in the city and adopting environmental friendly vehicles will improve the air quality.
We have drafted a comprehensive policy for Delhi with an aim to make the city a leader in adoption of electric vehicles.