Delhi government launched Electric vehicle policy, on August 7, 2020. This scheme was announced by CMO Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. The main aim of this scheme is to generate employment thereby boosting the state economy and reduce the level of pollution in the state and at national level. Under this policy an incentive of Rs. 35,000 will be provided for 2 wheeler, autos, e rickshaws and freight vehicles and Rs. 1.5 lakhs for cars.
|Scheme name:||Electric Vehicle Policy|
|Scheme Under:||Delhi Government|
|Announced by:||CMO Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal|
|Major Objective:||To generate employment opportunities and reduce the level of pollution|
- The main objective of the policy is to promote the use of electric vehicles
- It also aims to increase employment opportunities as production of e-vehicles in the state will increase along with the associated areas.
- The increased use of electric vehicles will lead to reduction in petrol diesel vehicles and will help combating pollution levels and will create a safe environment around.
- This scheme will provide financial assistance to those buying electric vehicles under Electric Vehicle Policy. The assistance of Rs. 30,000 will be given on the purchase of two wheelers, auto rickshaws, e- rickshaws and Rs. 1.5 lakhs on cars
- About 200 Charging stations will be set up
- Scrapping incentives will be announced for those who want to exchange their petrol/diesel vehicle for e-vehicle
- Low-interest loans will also be available for the purchase of e-vehicles
- Employment opportunities will increase in the electric vehicle and associated sectors.
- This will boost the state economy as well as reduce the pollution levels remarkably in the long run.
Steps taken under the scheme:
- EV cell i.e. Electric Vehicle cell will set up to implement the Electric Vehicle Policy
- State Electric Vehicle Board will also be set up in the near future
- Delhi government will provide financial assistance for purchasing the e-vehicles
- Low interest loans will be provided if required for the purchase
- 200 charging stations will be set up within every 3 kms to avoid inconvenience while driving. It will help the drivers to charge their vehicles as and when needed
- Scrapping incentive will be provided to those who want to exchange their previously owned petrol/diesel vehicles
- Employment opportunities will be generated in the EV and associated sectors
- Training will be provided to the youth of the state so that they can avail the new employment opportunities generated thereby
- Delhi government envisions registration of 5 lakh new electric vehicles under Electric Vehicle policy in the next 5 years
- Scrapping incentive under the scheme is provided for the first time in the state.
- Central government already has a scheme for e-vehicles – ‘Fame India Phase 2’ wherein e- vehicles are promoted and incentives are provided. Electric Vehicle Policy of Delhi government will be an addition to it
- People of the state can avail the benefits under both the schemes.
- Thus, with this scheme, Delhi government thus aims to achieve development along with reduced pollution levels