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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges quicker adoption of EVs with Swap Delhi marketing campaign | Autocar India

Written by Sunny Kumar

Printed On Feb 05, 2021 01:58:00 PM

The Swap Delhi marketing campaign focuses on spreading consciousness about the advantages of EVs and the incentivisation of patrons of electrical automobiles.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the federal government’s marketing campaign to aggressively drive adoption of electrical automobiles (EVs) within the nationwide capital, yesterday. Christened the ‘Swap Delhi’ marketing campaign, the initiative focuses on spreading consciousness about the advantages of EVs, significantly zero tail-pipe emissions, in addition to encouraging residents to more and more go for eco-friendly automobiles by availing the federal government’s incentives below the Delhi EV Coverage, which was launched in August 2020.

  • Delhi CM says there are practically 6,000 new EVs on Delhi’s roads because of EV coverage
  • Delhi authorities to purchase EVs solely
  • EV coverage contains waiver on highway tax, advantages as much as Rs 1.5 lakh on four-wheelers and extra

Based on Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi EV Coverage, which units an formidable goal of attaining one-fourth of all new car gross sales or 5,00,000 EVs within the State by 2024, is receiving international approval for being among the best EV insurance policies on the planet. The CM mentioned the town has seen shut to six,000 new EVs being added on its roads for the reason that announcement of the coverage final 12 months.

Now, the chief minister has appealed to residents to be part of the Swap Delhi marketing campaign and take a pledge to purchase an EV as their subsequent set of wheels.

“I attraction to all RWAs and market associations to unfold consciousness about this marketing campaign and I additionally attraction to all supply fleets in addition to large corporates to change their whole fleets electrical. I urge these large firms, malls, industrial procuring complexes, and cinema halls to put in; charging factors of their parking tons,” the CM mentioned in a video deal with.

“I additionally attraction to all last-mile supply fleets in addition to large corporates to change their fleets to EVs and to those firms, malls, industrial procuring complexes, and cinema halls to put in charging factors of their parking tons,” he added. 

Authorities to purchase solely EVs

The Delhi chief minister additionally mentioned that the Delhi authorities can be going to play its half on this initiative and has determined to solely procure electrical automobiles within the authorities fleet over the following six months. “We’d fully swap to EVs,” Kejriwal confirmed.

Kejriwal additionally mentioned that preparations to put in 100 charging stations throughout Delhi have begun and the federal government has began rolling out tenders.

“Now we have to take this coverage at a bigger stage and need to make it a public initiative by understanding our accountability in direction of decreasing our particular person carbon footprint. I additionally urge the youth to purchase solely electrical as their first car buy in life,” Kejriwal mentioned in his message.

Incentives on 150 EV fashions

The Delhi EV Coverage, which accords advantages of as much as Rs 1,50,000, alongside the waiver on highway tax and registration charge on new EVs being registered within the State, is designed to speed up the nationwide capital’s EV momentum and reduce down on vehicular air pollution. Delhi, as is well-known, is certainly one of India’s most polluted cities.

As per the federal government, the subsidy is relevant on a complete of 150 EV fashions accessible available in the market, throughout the two-wheeler, three-wheeler and four-wheeler segments.

In the course of the rollout of the coverage in August final 12 months, the CM had mentioned: “EVs are very costly right now and are out of attain of the frequent man. Subsequently, to make sure that majority of individuals are in a position to purchase them, we’re asserting numerous incentives.”

The segment-wise incentives below the Delhi EV Coverage are:
– Electrical two-wheelers: As much as Rs 30,000 incentive from the State authorities
– Electrical passenger automobiles: As much as Rs 150,000
– Auto-rickshaws – as much as Rs 30,000
– E-rickshaws – As much as Rs 30,000
– E-goods carriers – As much as Rs 30,000

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