The Delhi EV Policy is estimated to avoid approximately Rs 6,000 crores in oil and liquid natural gas imports and 4.8 million tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions.
EV Chargers installed in CP, Delhi. (Image: Arjit Garg/ News18.com)
Arvind Kejriwal, in a recently held press conference, notified that the Delhi Cabinet has passed the EV Policy for the national capital of India. The Delhi EV Policy was put in the public domain in November 2018 and has been passed now. Under the new EV Policy, the Delhi Government aims to tackle the rising air pollution problem. As per the Policy, EVs inducted in the next 5 years are estimated to avoid approximately Rs 6,000 crores in oil and liquid natural gas imports and 4.8 million tonnes of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions. They will also help avoid about 159 tonnes of PM 2.5 (fine particulate matter) tailpipe emissions. Here are the key highlights of the Delhi EV Policy:
• The EV Policy aims to drive the rapid adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) such that they contribute to 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024.