Electric vehicles (EV) have exceeded CNG and diesel car sales in Delhi in recent months, accounting for 9 percent of vehicles sold in the city from September to November, compared to the national average of 1.6 percent, according to authorities from the Delhi transport department.
With as many as 9,540 EVs sold in Delhi in the past quarter, they overtook petrol-powered vehicles as the second most popular kind of vehicle. Delhi's innovative electric car strategy has proven to be a big success, stated Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot. In Delhi, EV sales are increasing day by day.
It is because of the Chief Minister's vision that the Delhi administration has been able to undertake such great governance changes, Gahlot noted. EV sales in Delhi are six times greater than the rest of the country.
CM Arvind Kejriwal has set an aim for EVs to account for 25% of sales by 2024, according to transport department officials. Kejriwal praised the move, saying, I am happy Delhi is developing as India's EV capital, with a 9 percent share of EVs. Delhi is doing everything it can to limit its pollution contribution.
In the previous three months, EV sales in Delhi have increased to over 9% of total car sales. In September and November 2021, EV sales accounted for 9.2 percent of overall sales, while in October, they accounted for 8.2 percent. Meanwhile, CNG car sales have remained stable at 7%, declining from 9.7% in September to 6.5 percent in November.
The Delhi Government's EV Policy has been hailed as India's most progressive policy. Delhi became the first state to completely exempt all EVs from paying road tax and registration costs.
In addition, the qualifying conditions were reduced and made universal, allowing more individuals to benefit from the subsidy. The Delhi government and Discoms have helped to set up 201 charging stations.
The engineering team spent 6 years researching and developing the production-ready model. However, it is not very different from the concept model shown in 2019.More