On July 7, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal released the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy to attain the zero-carbon threshold. However, the execution of improved road infrastructure it has been hoping for in recent years will be an indicator to show that strategy’s possible competence.
During his address to The Guardian, Akshima Ghate, director of RMI India, stated that no obstacle would deter them from exercising the strategy. He added that for EV drivers to access their incentives, incentives allotment tools must be ready to function together with policy amendments, and the whole process will be fruitful. Since they have the strategy, the main exercise is on the required information, which must be done most efficiently to arrive at a timely decision.
Such strategies must be customer-centered and not car-centered. They must also consider upgrading public transport systems and reviving recycling facilities, which reduces over-reliance on personal vehicles and reduces the rate of pollution. There is the urge to develop efficient footpath grid and cycle-tracks to enhance last-mile coverage. The policy plans to install sufficient charging stations for EVs put together both fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, something other states have not done to attain a zero-carbon emission future.
There will be Rs 130,000 provisions on two EV wheelers, electric autos, and rickshaws in the strategy. There will also be R.s 1.5 lakh on electric vehicles. Deductions on-road rates, enrollment taxes, green registration plates on EVs, to mention a few are among non-incentives in the policy waiting for execution.
The first section of the policy plans to install 200 charging stations in New Delhi after every 3km. During policy formulation, the fundamental issues revolved around the choice of car components, the quantum of incentives, the nature of technologies, and they type of automobile. Such factors would aid in the installation of the charging stations for electric vehicles.
The extra allowances will lower the costs of EVs across the country and improve their efficiency as well. New Delhi has decided to do away with the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Incorporation of EV in New Delhi is a significant step made by the state, and it will encourage other countries to follow suit. There will be the creation of abundant employment opportunities, considering the coronavirus pandemic’s current situation, so this will serve a great chance to those who have lost their jobs. New Delhi’s economy will also improve soon after the adoption of electric vehicles.