New Delhi: State transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Sunday urged commercial vehicle owners to transition 50% of their entire fleet to electric vehicles (EV) by 2023 and 100% fleet by 2025 as Delhi government’s Switch Delhi campaign to promote EVs entered its seventh week.
The seventh week of the campaign will focus on raising and creating awareness among one of the most important segments — commercial fleet vehicle owners comprising two-wheelers, three-wheelers, cab aggregators, goods carriers, freight vehicles, etc.
“To encourage and promote a smooth transition of commercial vehicles to EVs, Delhi government has taken many progressive steps under the Delhi EV policy launched in August 2020. Today, the capital provides the most favourable policy framework across India for commercial vehicles to transition to EVs,” Gahlot said.
“By switching to an electric vehicle, the fleet owners would not only take a step towards ensuring the better air quality in the national capital, but can save money annually. A two-wheeler fleet owner can save up to Rs 22,000 annually by switching to electric ones,” Gahlot said.
Gahlot said that Delhi government has introduced the interest subvention scheme of 5%, which will be offered through Delhi Finance Corporation (DFC). “This scheme is at the advanced stage of drafting and will be announced soon. This scheme can be availed by all range of vehicles and will ensure easy access of finance to fleet companies willing to upgrade their fleet to electric,” he said. TNN