Delhi has become the ‘electric vehicle capital of India’, says MP CM Manish Sisodia

Delhi has become the “electric vehicle capital of India” within 18 months of the launch of the Delhi-2020 electric vehicle policy, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.

The share of electric vehicles in the sale of new vehicles increased from 1.2% in 2019-2020 to 10% in February 2022, he said.

Delhi has become the first Indian state to cross the 10% mark in the sale of electric vehicles, which is more than the share of such vehicles in many developed countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Singapore, Sisodia said. , which also holds the funding. wallet.

“With the increasing share of electric vehicles, 20,000 new jobs will be created over the next five years in the sale, repair and maintenance of electric vehicles, operation and maintenance of charging stations”, a- he said when presenting the budget for the 2022-23 financial year.

“Agreeing with the Supreme Court, we will issue 5,000 e-drive permits every year for the next five years and this will create 25,000 new jobs,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.

Delhi’s electric vehicle policy, introduced in August 2020, aims to increase the share of electric vehicles in total vehicle sales to 25% by 2024.

The Delhi government has made a conscious decision to switch to electric vehicles in a bid to reduce air pollution in the capital.

In January, Delhi notified an “aggregator policy” under which ride aggregators and delivery services will be required to adopt electric vehicles when acquiring new fleets.

Aggregators and delivery services will have to ensure that 50% of all new two-wheelers and 25% of all new four-wheelers are electric by March 2023.

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