Arvind Kejriwal led Delhi government has proposed a mega plan and released the draft of the much-needed vehicle policy that includes a lot of things, but the most important one is the plan to ensure that 25% of all vehicles existing in Delhi are electric, by 2023.
Moving forward to fight worsening air pollution, the Delhi government presented the draft of “Electric Vehicle Policy 2018” on Tuesday. The draft briefs out all the plans and changes that the state government intends to make in a bid to cut down the air pollution caused by vehicles for better air quality. Since 30% of the particulate air pollution in Delhi and especially in winter is caused by vehicles, and if that is reduced or completely removed, it will bring improvements in the air quality – which is why, the five-year-long policy is being proposed.
A number of factors have been proposed in the draft, but the prime focus of Electric Vehicle Policy is the plan to ensure that 25% of all the newly registered vehicles in Delhi will be electrically fuelled by 2023. The introduction of these zero-emission electric vehicles will kick-start a trend and will help in addressing the key problem. And to make e-vehicles much more attractive, the Delhi government has added a slew of incentives, subsidies and offers as well as building an electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the city within five years.
The draft includes all details of road tax, registration fee and one-time parking fee for all e-vehicles that fall under the category of FAME. Also, to increase the number of charging stations, 100% subsidy (up to Rs 30,000) on installation of the first installation of a charging station in residential or non-residential facility. The subsidy will make sure in achieving an e-vehicle friendly infrastructure with charging points every 3 kilometres range from any spot in Delhi.