The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has launched ‘Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy’ under which his government will waive registration fee and road tax, and will also provide incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for new cars in the state. EV Industry has welcomed the move.
August 08, 2020. By Manu Tayal
The Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal has launched ‘Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy’ under which his government will waive registration fee and road tax, and will also provide incentive of up to Rs 1.5 lakh for new cars in Delhi. EV Industry has welcomed the move.
During an online media briefing, he said quoted PTI that, the policy, which aims to boost the economy, create jobs and reduce pollution level, has been notified.
He termed it a ‘progressive policy’ of the country.
As per the policy, the state government will provide incentive of up to Rs 30,000 for two-wheelers, autos and e-rickshaws, on the other hand, up to Rs 1.5 lakh for cars.
Kejriwal said “after launching this policy, we expect 500,000 new electric vehicle in next five years... The Delhi government will set up dedicated 'EV Cell' to implement 'electric vehicle policy.”
The chief minister also added that the government will also set up a ‘State Electric Vehicle Board’.
He also added that, the Delhi government will provide ‘scrapping incentive’ under the electric vehicle policy and set up 200 charging stations in one year.
Soon after the announcement made by the Delhi Chief Minister on the EV policy, the EV industry stakeholders has welcomed the government’s move.
By welcoming the move, Sohinder Singh Gill, CEO, Hero Electric Vehicles India, and DG of Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), said via a tweet “Many Thanks to @ArvindKejriwal, @CMODelhi for the new Electric Vehicle Policy. Electric Vehicles will definitely pave the way for environmentally-friendly mobility solutions & make a greener and cleaner country!”
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