Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot has said that the transport system of Delhi would be all electric by 2030. He added that the new electric vehicles policy 2.0 will be focused on electric commercial vehicles to reduce Delhi pollution.
The Delhi minister said on CNBC- TV18 said,” our main aim is to include more and more electric vehicles in the transport system. Right now there are 10 percent electric vehicles in Delhi.”
In this new EV policy we will offer more incentives for electric vehicles at higher cost. The first electric vehicles policy came in 2020 and it will expire on August 8. But it will continue until the new policy comes in. Today, Kailash Gahlot said this was the final policy.
“We are moving a cabinet note and it should be finalized within this week. The existing policy will be extended for six months or until the new policy is notified,” Kailash Gahlot said.
He also added that we were also working on those people who want to convert their ICE engine into electric vehicles. The process is expensive. For converting a normal Gypsy, it takes almost ₹5-6 lakh, which is on the higher side. We will look at how to incentivise it.
Article source: mint