Chandigarh Electric Vehicle Policy: Not a single electric vehicle was sold in Chandigarh till a decade back. However, till February 24, registrations of 5,356 electric vehicles have been registered here. 80% of these have been registered in the last three years.
Electric Vehicles in Chandigarh: Looking at the prices of petrol and diesel and the environment, electric vehicles are being seen as a great alternative. people in india also electric vehicles ,EV) are very fond of. Even though EV is in its nascent stage, the government is constantly trying to promote it. Today we will tell you about a city where 80 percent of the total registered electric vehicles have been registered in just three years. Yes, that city is none other than Chandigarh.
Chandigarh has the highest per capita vehicle ownership in the country. No one bought an electric vehicle here till a decade ago. However, as per the records of 24 February 2023, the total EV registrations came out to be 5,356. The surprising thing is that 80 percent of these registrations have happened in the last three years. At the same time, 50 percent EVs have been purchased in 2022.
EV demand decreased due to Korana
By the end of 2017, only 26 electric vehicles were registered in Chandigarh. This figure increased almost 10 times to 213 in 2018. At the end of 2019, the number of electric vehicles registered in Chandigarh reached 506. However, in 2020, Coronavirus put a brake on the pace of sales of electric vehicles.
Sales increased due to this decision
Only 369 electric vehicles were registered during the pandemic. The decision which gave a new height to the sale of electric vehicles in Chandigarh came in 2021. That year, the State Transport Authority (STA) banned the registration of all non-electric three-wheelers. This resulted in almost double 734 EV sales in 2021 as compared to 369 EV in 2020. The biggest contribution in this was from the electric three-wheeler.
Sales increased by EV policy
Three-wheelers are one such segment which has the highest sales among all, be it public or commercial. It is seen as the cheapest public transport in the city. The Chandigarh EV policy released last year has also helped in increasing the sales. As against 734 EVs in 2021, 2,718 EVs were registered in 2022. Subsidy ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 2 lakh was announced under the EV policy.