16 Dec 2021
How is India’s capital moving towards electric vehicles?
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Delhi is not only the capital of the nation but also the capital of every new change. The city is leading the change of Electric Vehicles in India. Electric Vehicles are the way of the future.  EVs are cheaper to run, deliver instant torque, and require no servicing except replacement of tires and brakes over […]

Delhi is not only the capital of the nation but also the capital of every new change. The city is leading the change of Electric Vehicles in India. Electric Vehicles are the way of the future. 

EVs are cheaper to run, deliver instant torque, and require no servicing except replacement of tires and brakes over an extended period of time. 

EVs seemed a distant reality for us until the Delhi Government stood up and took strong actions to support the EV industry which inspired a nation wide confidence to accept and choose EVs. 

It costs only about 90 to 100 rupees to charge an EV that returns an expected range of around 200 kms. For context, petrol prices are 103.97 today and petrol cars return an average of 6-12km on an average. 

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Electric Vehicles don't pollute and that is the need of the hour if we see the pollution around us. Delhi has been lingering around 330 AQI for the past 10 days and it was more than 1000 before that. An AQI of above 150 is considered harmful and dangerous. 

The Delhi Government announced a subsidy of up to 1,50,000 rupees on 7th August 2020 which came to a halt in November 2021. 

The government will now focus on 2 wheelers and public transport to bring a positive EV change in these 2 vehicles segments. 

Delhi Government is trying to provide a better infrastructure i.e. charging stations for the EVs to reduce the range anxiety factor of EVs from within people. 

Delhi Government has welcomed manufacturers of EVs and this confidence has inspired big car companies to launch their EVs alongside internal combustion engines too. 

ev.delhi.gov.in is a website by the Delhi Government where you can see the list of Approved EV models, Dealer list, Charging stations and also provide your own feedback and queries. 

In order to significantly benefit Delhi's air quality, Delhi Government intends to deploy 25% of all new vehicles to be battery-operated vehicles by 2024.

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