Electric vehicle sales in the capital are 6 times higher than the national average
AAP government said that Delhi is emerging as the EV (Electric Vehicle) capital of India.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that we are taking all possible measures to reduce pollution in the capital. I am happy that Delhi is emerging as the EV capital of India with EVs accounting for nine percent of the total vehicle sales.
Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said that Delhi's progressive electric vehicle policy has proved to be a massive success and the sales of EVs are growing rapidly. According to the statement, EVs account for nine percent of the total vehicle sales in the city against the national average of 1.6 percent.
The sales of electric vehicles in Delhi have been higher than CNAG and diesel vehicles. Sales of CNG-run vehicles declined to 7 percent in the last quarter (September-November). According to the statement, a total of 9,540 electric vehicles were sold in Delhi during September-November.
The sales of petrol-powered vehicles stood at 82,626 units during the quarter under review. While the sale of CNG vehicles stood at 7,820 units and that of diesel vehicles stood at 2,688 units. In the hybrid category, 3,918 petrol + CNG vehicles were sold, while 1,429 petrol + other hybrid variants were sold, the statement said.
The Delhi government's EV policy sets a target of 25 percent EVs out of the total vehicle registrations by 2024. It said that Delhi is the first country in country to exempt road tax and registration fees for all-electric vehicles.