Delhi government aims to register at least 5 lakh electric vehicles by 2024 in order to reduce air pollution in the national capital region, announced Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
In its bid to promote the electric vehicles, the Delhi Government has passed the EV policy. These electric vehicles will mostly include two-wheelers and commercial vehicles, said Delhi CM.
According to the report, Kejriwal also said that the Delhi government’s aim is to register at least 25% electric vehicles by 2024. According to the EV policy passed by Delhi cabinet on Monday, the government will provide subsidy to promote the e-vehicles, said Kejriwal.
The Delhi government is targeting induction of 35,000 electric two, three, four wheelers and buses along with 1,000 electric vehicles for last mile deliveries and 250 public charging and battery swapping stations.
Also, it has turned down road tax and registration fees for all battery electric vehicles for the next three years.
The policy also mandates that new home and workplace parking should reserve 20 per cent parking to EVs. The Delhi government will provide 100% subsidy for the purchase of charging equipment costing up to Rs 6,000 per unit for the first 30,000 charging points at homes and workplaces.