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Delhi draft policy targets 25% of all new vehicles being electric by 2023

The policy provides for up to Rs 22,000 subsidy on purchase of e-two wheelers to ensure cost of commuting comes close to petrol-driven two wheelers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The government on Tuesday came out with its draft policy, targeting 25 per cent of all new vehicle registrations to be electric by 2023 through subsidy for such autos, and two wheelers among others.

It also recommends strengthening infrastructure to provide battery charging access within 3 km range from anywhere in while additional fees on non-will fund the bulk of corpus created to incentivise the adoption of

The draft policy posted on department website has been put in public domain for people to file their objections and suggestions.

Minister said around 30 per cent of particulate pollution in winter is caused by vehicles in the city and adopting environmental friendly vehicles will improve the air quality.

"We have drafted a comprehensive policy for Delhi with an aim to make the city a leader in adoption of electric vehicles. We believe that going electric and breathing better are two sides of the same coin, he said in a statement.

The draft policy acknowledges that a new approach is required to kick-start EV adoption in Delhi and seeks to put in place several measures that address key hurdles, besides targeting 25 per cent of all new vehicle registrations to be electric by 2023.

Endeavouring to battle high levels of air pollution in the city, the government has appointed a to procure 1000 Currently, the trial of two such buses is being carried out on different routes.

The policy provides for up to Rs 22,000 subsidy on purchase of wheelers to ensure cost of commuting comes close to petrol-driven two wheelers. Electric two-wheeler taxis will be allowed to provide last mile connectivity.

For e-cabs, it suggests full waiver in registration and cashback of Rs 10 to commuters.

The policy proposes open permit system for in Delhi with subsidy up to Rs 12,500 and five per cent interest subvention to promote these vehicles. It also recommends cashback of Rs 10 to commuters using

For e-rickshaws, the policy recommends subsidy up to Rs 20,000 and five per cent interest subvention.

First Published: Tue, November 27 2018. 21:55 IST
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