Delhi EV Policy: Govt issues tenders for deployment of e-scooters, e-cycles for last mile connectivity in Dwarka

The Delhi government led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on September 21 issued tenders for deployment of e-scooters and e-cycles for last-mile connectivity in Dwarka, reports PTI.

Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said that as the new policy is in the works, the Delhi government is likely to extend the existing EV policy by six months.

The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy-2020 expired on August 8 this year and the government had said that the subsidy under it would continue till a new policy is notified.

“We are taking the cabinet note and it should be finalized within this week. The existing policy will be extended for six months or until the new policy is announced,” he said. said

Talking about the new policy that is in the works, Gehlot said that one thing they will look at is the concept of retrofitting.

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“People want to convert their IC (Internal Combustion) engines to electric engines. The process is expensive. To convert a typical Gypsy, it takes approx. 5-6 lakhs, which is upwards. We will see how to encourage it,” he said PTI.

Another focus area for the government is last mile connectivity, he said.

“We have floated a tender for deployment of 3,000 e-scooters and e-cycles to strengthen last-mile connectivity. In the first phase, 1,500 such vehicles will be deployed at metro stations. We will start the project on a pilot basis in Dwarka. are doing,” he added.

Earlier on August 9, Gehlot announced that the registration of electric vehicles has been resumed and shared that the subsidy benefits of the existing policy will continue until the new one is notified. would go

The Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy was issued on 7 August 2020, and as per Clause 3.1, the policy “shall be valid for three years from the date of issue”.

Registration of new vehicles was halted with the policy ending on August 7 this year.

However, Gehlot said that the process of extending the electric vehicle policy has been initiated and the draft cabinet note has been approved.

Gehlot tweeted, “Registration of electric vehicles at RTOs has resumed. The subsidy benefits of Delhi EV policy will continue till the notification of the new policy. Under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, we serve the citizens. are committed to. Delhi.”

The transport department had said in May that Delhi’s electric vehicle policy has so far achieved about 86 percent of the measures and targets.

In May 2023, the Transport Department and the Delhi Electric Vehicle Cell also held stakeholder consultations as part of the process of drafting a revised ‘Delhi EV Policy 2.0’.

Delhi Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said in June that Delhi has become the country’s electric vehicle capital and the city has the highest number of such vehicles purchased.

with agency input.

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Updated: September 21, 2023, 05:39 PM IST

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