In order to promote electric vehicles in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister, Delhi during a digital press conference has announced ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign and he also requested Delhites to buy such vehicles for reducing the pollution in the city.
By promoting the campaign, he urged delivery chains and big companies, resident welfare associations, market associations, malls and cinema halls to promote electric vehicles and set up charging stations at their premises. Kejriwal also announced that the state government will switch its fleet of hired cars to electric within the next six month.
Last year in August, the Delhi government had announced the electric vehicle policy, after which 6,000 electric vehicle have been bought since now. The government has also announced tenders for establishing 100 charging stations across the city.
According to policy, electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers are eligible for Rs 30,000 subsidy. Four-wheelers can get up to Rs 1.5 lakh as subsidy. Further, all EVs are exempted from road tax and registration charges.
“Almost all the applicants have received subsidies from the government. The subsidy amount is credited directly to the bank accounts of the buyers within three days,” Kejriwal said.
The government has fixed an ambitious target of 25 per cent electric vehicles among total vehicle registrations in Delhi by 2024, Kejriwal added.