“The Delhi government began promoting electric vehicles in 2020 in order to reduce pollution, and by 2025, one-fourth of Delhi’s vehicles will be electric.”
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal opened 42 newly installed electric vehicle charging stations, bringing the total number to 2,500. The newly built stations will include 140 charging points and 48 battery exchange centers. Kejriwal said 128,000 EVs have been purchased in Delhi since the EV Directive in August 2020. This is with 13% of all new vehicles purchased in the city being EVs, compared with the national average of 6%. The newly constructed charging station was built by Delhi Transco Ltd under a public-private partnership model. Charging stations are among the cheapest in the world at around INR 3 per car. Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal installed 42 electric vehicle charging stations in the city on Tuesday as EV use increased. With the opening of new stations, Delhi now has electricity stations at 2,500 spots, officials said.
The newly built stations have 140 charging points and 48 battery exchange centers. The capital now has 4,646 charging points and 250 battery exchange stations.
Officials said the 42 charging stations were installed by state-owned transmission system operator Delhi Transco under a public-private partnership model.
Kejriwal said that in addition to curbing air pollution, the state government is also formulating electric vehicle (EV) policies as electric vehicles are the future. At least 128,000 electric vehicles have been purchased in Delhi since August 20, according to the CM.
“We introduced the EV Directive in August 2020. Our goal at the time was to ensure that at least 25% of all new vehicle purchases in Delhi are electric by 2025. This is our 5 We are very pleased to say that 13% of all new car purchases in Delhi today are electric vehicles, which is our annual target, compared to the national average of 6%.From August 2020 to now, Delhi A staggering 1.28 million EVs have been purchased in India, and the state government and Delhi residents have pushed in this direction, leading the state capital to now be dubbed ‘the EV capital of India’. The highest number of electric vehicles in the country are bought in Delhi,” said Kejriwal.
Kejriwal said NITI Ayog also acknowledged Delhi’s EV policy, which focused on charging infrastructure and subsidies for EV deployment.
In a city where vehicles contribute around 30% of air pollution, the EV policy was launched as one of the interventions to improve air quality. Electric vehicles sales in Delhi are currently around 12%.
Electric mobility is part of Delhi’s initiative to combat air pollution, said Energy Minister Atishi Singh. The percentage of electric cars sold in the country ranges from seven to eight percent. Around 12 to 14 percent of Delhi’s population is affected, nearly twice as much as the national average. Tesla’s new charging station is the world’s cheapest at less than Rs. 3 per unit, according to her.
Using this charge rate, a two-wheeler electric vehicle costs just 7 paise per km compared to 1.75 paise for a petrol scooter. As for the three-wheeler electric vehicle, it costs just 9 paise per km compared with 2.62 paise for a CNG model. As for the four-wheeler electric vehicle, it comes at just 36 paise per km, in comparison to roughly seven paise for a petrol vehicle.
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