News By/Courtesy: Abhipsha Datta | 06 Apr 2021 14:03pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The final phase of the eight-week-long 'Switch Delhi' campaign experienced overwhelming support from Youth.
  • Delhi government has targeted 2024 to ensure at least a 25 percent share of electric vehicles in all new vehicle purchases.
  • Youth in Delhi took the 'Switch Delhi' pledge to make their first vehicle an electric one.

The final phase of the eight-week-long 'Switch Delhi' campaign experienced overwhelming support as hundreds of youth in Delhi took the 'Switch Delhi' pledge to make their first vehicle an electric one. In August 2020, the Delhi government inaugurated its EV policy to further its goal of boosting the adoption of electric vehicles in the city. To augment the promotion of increased adoption of electric vehicles in the region and to help combat air pollution, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal dated 4 April 2021, launched the campaign, announcing that his government would ensure the use of only electric vehicles by its different departments, within the next six months. The Delhi government has also targeted 2024 to ensure at least a 25 per cent share of electric vehicles in all new vehicle purchases. To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles, the Delhi government is offering a subsidy of 5,000/kWh or up to 1.5 lakh for electric four-wheelers and 30,000 for electric two-wheelers. The EV policy in Delhi also includes other electric vehicles such as electric auto-rickshaws, e-rickshaws, electric freight vehicles, etc. The local government has also waived off-road tax and registration fees for all new electric vehicles in Delhi. The EV policy 2020 also covers a scrappage scheme wherein electric vehicle buyers can enjoy additional incentives for scrapping their old ICE vehicles and buying a new electric vehicle instead. In earlier reports, Kailash Gahlot of the Delhi government said that the government is taking all steps to prompt people to move from fuel-run vehicles to electric vehicles by setting up charging points at a distance of every three km. The Delhi government reportedly declared its floating of the largest tender in the country so far, towards building 100 public charging stations with a total target of 500 charging points at prominent locations across the city. Addressing the same matter, the Delhi government had instructed all commercial buildings in the city to put aside 5 per cent space in their premises for charging points. Numerous events took place at the last leg of the 'Switch Delhi' campaign for creating awareness among youngsters about the monetary and environmental benefits of adopting electric vehicles. The wall painting event organized by the Vrikshit Foundation, led by a group of students, garnered a lot of attention at the campaign. ‘Let Me Breathe’ is an environment storytelling platform that covered the campaign on social media. "As a responsible person of Delhi, I have taken the Switch pledge and I encourage every person around me to do the same," a member of Enactus Hansraj, a non-profit organization said. 

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Section Editor: 5thVoice.News | 07 Apr 2021 10:44am IST


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