After introducing an electric vehicle (EV) policy in December 2019, the Delhi State government today officially notified the policy after a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Highlights

  • The EV policy aims to register 5 lakh electric vehicles in the city by 2024.
  • The Delhi government has also announced a vehicle scrapping incentive – a first by any state in the country.
  • Delhi CM also plans to expand EV charging network by setting up 200 new station within the next year.

What does the EV policy aim to do?

The policy aims at reducing air pollution in the capital city which, according to the chief minister, has already seen a 25 percent reduction over the past five years, and now needs to be further brought down. Furthermore, the minister directed at the specific need of creating more jobs and reviving the state’s economy, as it has…

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