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Electric vehicles pick up speed in Delhi, 7869 EV registrations between July and September

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Delhiites are increasingly adopting electric vehicles and in recent months the registration of electric vehicles has increased in comparison to CNG and hybrid fuel vehicles. According to official data, 7 per cent of the total vehicles registered with the Delhi government’s transport department between the months of July and September were electric vehicles, while CNG vehicles were six per cent. Over 1.5 lakh vehicles were registered during this period, which included 7,869 electric vehicles, 6857 CNG vehicles, 7257 CNG and petrol vehicles and 93,091 petrol and diesel vehicles.

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot said that we are seeing good results of our electric vehicle policy and the number of adopters of such vehicles is increasing. We want to make Delhi the Electric Vehicle Capital of the country which is the dream of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Electric vehicle policy in Delhi came in August 2020 and since then the registration of electric vehicles started. Now the share of electric vehicles in the total number has increased from one per cent to seven per cent now.

A senior official of the Transport Department said that while electric rickshaws and two-wheelers form the bulk of the registered battery-operated vehicles, the number of electric cars and buses is also increasing steadily.

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According to official figures, around 23,000 electric vehicles were registered in Delhi from August to October, including 5,246 two-wheelers and 10,997 e-rickshaws. From July to September, 422 electric cars and four electric buses were registered. This number increased to 1,415 electric cars and 30 buses in the August-October period.

Gehlot said that apart from focusing on mass adoption of electric vehicles, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has also promoted e-autorickshaws and e-buses to replace polluting fuels to make Delhi a clean city. have also decided. Accordingly, it has been decided that the Transport Department will now procure only electric buses. He said that the tender issued by the department for 450 CNG buses would be final for such buses.

The department is in the process of issuing permits for 4,261 e-autorickshaws with 33 per cent reservation for women applicants. Officials said around 12,000 applications have been received so far for these permits.

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