New Delhi: Kailash Gahlot, the minister of transport for Delhi, said on Wednesday that 16.7% of the automobiles sold in December of last year were electric vehicles, and that the statistics demonstrated how eager the citizens of the city were to accept the new technology.
He emphasised that sales of electric cars have increased ever since the government announced its Electric Vehicle Policy in August 2020. In 2019, sales of electric vehicles accounted for 3.6% of all vehicle sales; by 2022, this had increased to 10.27%.
"Delhi residents have embraced modern technologies. Due to COVID-19, the percentage of electric cars in total sales fell to 2.9% in 2020; however, in 2021, the percentage increased to 5.6%. The total contribution of electric cars in 2016 was 10.7%," Added he.
There are 1.9 lakh electric vehicles on Delhi's roads, and since the policy's implementation, 93,239 of them have been sold there.