Let us tell you, 18.6 percent of the total registered vehicles in Delhi are electric vehicles. According to the latest data of the vehicle portal, 1,58,578 vehicles are registered in Delhi. Before the Corona epidemic, on an average, about 20,000 electric vehicles were being sold in Delhi every year, but due to the Corona epidemic, this figure came down to 12,000 units.
After the implementation of the Delhi EV policy in August 2020, 739 electric vehicles were registered that month. At the same time, a total of 59,949 vehicles have been sold under the EV policy since September 2020. The Delhi government is going to organize the 4th Delhi EV Forum on 10 August to mark the completion of two years of the EV policy.
This forum will be organized by the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC). The DDC has said in a statement that in this forum, the Delhi government can announce any new policy related to the development of charging infrastructure. In this event, institutions working under Switch Delhi campaign will be rewarded in total 15 categories.
Electric vehicles account for 10 percent of the total vehicle sales in Delhi every month. Electric vehicle sales reached 12.5 percent in March 2022, the highest ever. About 144 new electric vehicles are being registered in Delhi every day.
As per the latest figures, there are over 13 lakh electric vehicles registered in the country. The central government expects sales of electric vehicles to be 30 per cent in private cars, 70 per cent in commercial cars, 40 per cent in buses and 80 per cent in two-wheelers and three-wheelers by 2030.
According to the data of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, a total of 2,826 public charging stations are operational in the country. In order to promote electric vehicles, charging stations are also being built on highways and expressways, so that the problem of charging can be reduced. NHAI has also approved setting up of charging stations in several new projects of highways and expressways.
Emphasis is also being laid on generating electricity from clean energy sources for charging electric vehicles in the country. Apart from this, the government has announced budgetary allocation to encourage units producing green hydrogen for hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles.