Ride Aggregators, Delivery Services In Delhi Mandated To Adopt Electric VehiclesAn electric vehicle charging station in Delhi. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint via GettyImages)

The Delhi state government has made it compulsory for ride aggregators and delivery services to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) as and when they acquire their new fleet, Moneycontrol reports.

In the coming three months, the services mentioned above will have to ensure that 5 per cent and 10 per cent of their new four-wheelers and two-wheelers, respectively, are EVs in the national capital.

Subsequently, they will have to make sure that 25 per cent of their new four-wheelers and 50 per cent of their new two-wheelers are electric by March 2023.

“The policy has been drafted in accordance with the regulations set forth by the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020. It proposes incentives to ensure the transition to EV amongst the ride-hailing industry happens in a time-bound manner,” the state government’s official statement on this issue read.

Currently, this draft policy by the Delhi government has been put out in the public domain as suggestions and recommendations from people have been invited regarding the same.

Furthermore, Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal-led government will also approach the Commission for Air Quality Management to tell other states of the national capital region (NCR) to adopt this particular policy.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber