The approval of the Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy by India’s Cabinet marks a milestone in the journey of transitioning to zero-emissions from cars. Delhi is one of the world’s emissive cities whose climax of pollution is active in winter, where ICE cars and the smoke from the burning farm wastes cloud the entire city. The new policy will be active for three years, after which an analysis will come out to determine if it should be changed or maintained.
The policy’s purpose is to transform Delhi into an EV frontier in India in the coming four years to minimize emissions from the transportation industry. This move will improve the quality of air in this adventurous city.
Research conducted by IIT-Kanpur reveals that vehicles, especially the ICE cars, are at the top on the list of the most pollutive sector in Delhi. The Environment Pollution Authority also evidently seconds this revelation, adding that some vehicle fumes activate nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides, thereby roaming the city as suspensions in the air.
Currently, the number of electric vehicles in Delhi is countable. Still, the government intends to deploy 35000 electric cars in the transport industry with an added 500000 in the five-year strategy that it will be implementing. The EVs will save customers a substantial amount that they spend on oil, gas, and maintenance and also minimize by a significant percentage the gaseous emissions from the transport sector.
The government intends to use the EV Policy to motivate the citizens to buy these cars by inducing incentives on them and wiping out every ICE car from the roads. The policy will inform the transition of the public vehicles into EVs before the private cars, three-wheelers, and two-wheelers will follow, allowing them to enjoy low costs, waived taxes, and free registration comes with EVs. The policy outlines that half of the bikes and two-wheeled vehicles must shift to EV technology in the next three years.
The EV policy outlines that the new housing and real-estate plans must accommodate the EV transition by installing charging points. These crucial points will receive incentives that put them on their feet to start operating. The current owners of houses and properties will be incentivized when they install charging systems into their houses.
The policy provides that recycling centers will be ready for the batteries that have worn out. These centers will take suitable materials and reuse them in the next battery production and carefully dispose of the wastes.
In conclusion, the policy informs the citizens’ fining using ICE cars after the lapse of the grace period to switch to EVs to fund the policy recommendations. Taxes imposed on the ICE car users will also finance the Evs’ incentives as per the policy.