New Delhi wants to be the ‘EV Capital’ of India. It aims to have at least 25% of vehicles on the road be EV by 2024.
The Delhi EV Policy aims to achieve the overarching objective to improve Delhi’s air quality and create an entire supply-chain ecosystem for this new segment of vehicles.
This policy uses the strategy of “Demand Generation” and incentivises consumers to switch to EV. These incentives are both financial and non-financial.
Other two interesting facts:
- Delhi is planning to get funding for the policy from ‘Feebate’ - that is punishing those who use gas guzzlers
- It seeks to foster an EV ecosystem- job creation through the EV sector, by empowering a class of people to work in the EV sector- production, manufacturing, servicing etc.
Have you observed an increase in EVs on streets of Delhi?
Some suggestions given by the citizens:
#1 “Please, encourage three-wheeled Scooter to be used by Ladies as well as old persons.”
#2 “First do it for government vehicle”
#3 “Make Public transport of world class level for every class of commuters”
#4 "Vehicular population remains same through out the year. Variation and high level is due to other reasons which need to be looked at.
1. All Delhi should have green cover with trees, plants and grass ( except metaled parts).
2. Public transport should be very comfortable and easily available but not operating within colonies, which can be serviced by free e- rickshaws ( no need for free water and electricity which has indirect pollution and carbon generation and are wasted )
WHY IS YAMUNA DIRTY - govt can not control that than how other efforts will succeed"
#5 “This scheme is good but it costs too much”
#6 "The initiative is very nice regarding this…
What u need to do is to focus more on spreading awareness regarding this ,so that most of the people get to know about it. Start doing TV and newspaper advertisement for this"
#7 “10 year diesel and 15 year petrol vehicles must be permanently removed” (translated from Hindi)
#8 “Delhi Government should give subsidy to such converted vehicles” (translated from Hindi)
#9 “Please keep the conversion cost to minimum so that more people would join this” (translated from Hindi)
#10 "Other state vehicles entry to Delhi must be regulated (translated from Hindi)
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The Paryavaran Mitra team of Delhi has reached out to people of Delhi via WhatsApp Chatbot to get their opinion and suggestion on EV Policy of Delhi Govt
Delhi government is planning to convert old Diesel and Petrol vehicle into EV vehicle using “retrofitting technology”
The government has announced list of authorized partners who will be undertaking the retrofitting process for vehicles in Delhi
You can learn more about the policy and implementing agencies here: Delhi EV Policy
Here is what the team Paryavaran Mitra learned from the people of Delhi
3762 people received the message
People had 2 options 1 - Say if they think the policy is useful or not, 2 - Share a feedback or suggestion
25% of the people responded to the message!
88.9% people said they liked the Policy and it is useful!
4.5% said they dislike / Not find it useful
95 people offered their valuable suggestions and provided 50 detailed suggestions!!
Some suggestions (not verbatim, these are rephrased)
Public transport should be very comfortable and easily available but not operating within colonies, which can be serviced by free e- rickshaws ( no need for free water and electricity which has indirect pollution and carbon generation and are wasted )
Government should work on spreading awareness via TV and newspaper ads, this is a very good initiaitve
Delhi Government should give subsidy to retrofitted and converted vehicles
Keep the conversion cost to the minimum so that many people can make use of the facility
The power output of the kit is much lower than the original vehicle and will limit the use of the vehicle to a much smaller area than before. This will render the vehicle redundant to a large extent and also limit the possible resale or scrap value of the same. The added cost and environmental impact of the retro fitted kit may not provide the reduction in air pollution as expected
People of Delhi were very curious and interested to explore the different aspects of the policy. The Paryavaran Mitra team ended up receiving a lot of valid suggestions, questions and concerns around EV policy and retrofitting. Overall, EV retrofitting seem like a good move