Delhi government recently announced the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy to remote usage of electric vehicles in Delhi. For this the government is providing three major incentives
• The government providing subsidy on electric vehicles. For vehicles like e rickshaw two wheelers and freight vehicle the subsidy will be around ₹30,000 and ₹1.5 lakh subsidy on electric cars. And there will be no capping on e-auto rickshaws.
• The government has also made it scrapping of old petrol or diesel cars easier. It has decided that if you scrap sell your petrol or diesel car to buy new electric car then more subsidy will be given.
• For commercial vehicles government has decided to give low interest loans. Additionally the registration and road tax fee will also be waived off.
Along with giving incentives to the e-vehicles, it has also been decided that pollution cess an extra road tax will be put on non electric vehicles. All these decisions have been made to combat air pollution which is a big problem for Delhi. Also, the government sees it as an opportunity to help revive the economy which currently is suffering due to COVID-19. It has also been planned that by 2025 the delivery services will have 50% e-vehicles which will by the year 2050 be using only e-vehicles. By the end of 2020 there will be 1000 state run e-buses in Delhi and in the next three years it will increase to 50% of total. For the successful initiation of e-vehicles it is necessary to set up charging stations. does it has been decided to put up 200 charging stations at every 3 km in Delhi.