Delhi registered a record 7,046 EVs in December 2022, an 86% increase compared to the same month in 2021. ANI reported that 93,239 EVs have been registered in the capital since the launch of the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy. Of these EVs, two-wheelers will contribute nearly 55% in 2022 alone, the report said. Furthermore, in December last year, Delhi reportedly witnessed the highest ever monthly EV sales among the states and union territories of the country.
Referring to the surge in EV sales in the national capital, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said the city has been leading the way as the EV capital of the country. He also said Delhi is ready with the required private and public EV charging infrastructure, with 2,300 charging points and 200 battery swap stations operating across the city.
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EV sales in the national capital have been boosted by the Delhi EV Policy, which is considered to be one of the most comprehensive EV policies in India, focusing on demand generation and infrastructure development through broad incentives for EV buyers and consumers. other stakeholders. The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy was launched on August 7, 2020, with two- and three-wheelers identified as priority vehicle categories. The policy aims to rapidly adopt electric vehicles in the city, with EVs accounting for 25 percent of all new car registrations by 2024.
With record electric vehicle sales in December 2022, the city is close to two-thirds of its goal, the report said. According to Gahlot, the success of Delhi’s EV policy can be attributed to the three “i” or i3 models, namely incentives, innovation and inclusion. “We never limited ourselves to one segment, but had a holistic view to make it successful,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has designated ¥Rs 1,500 crore will be invested in the electrification of 56 stations to accommodate 10,000 electric buses by 2025.
First published date: Jan 5, 2023 at 12:19pm CST