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Electric vehicle sales in Delhi 6 times higher than national average: City government

Electric vehicles account for 9% of vehicle sales in the city, while the national average is 1.6%, the report said.


A total of 9,540 electric vehicles were sold in Delhi during the 9-11 quarter.

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A total of 9,540 electric vehicles were sold in Delhi during the 9-11 quarter.

The city government said on Tuesday the city government said electric vehicles accounted for 9% of total vehicle sales in Delhi between September and November, six times higher than the national average. . Delhi is emerging as the tram capital of India, it said in a statement.

The national capital is doing everything it can to reduce its contribution to pollution, said Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

“I am delighted that Delhi is emerging as the electric vehicle capital of India with 9% electric vehicle market share. Delhi is doing everything it can to reduce its contribution to pollution,” he wrote on Twitter.

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said Delhi’s progressive electric vehicle policy has been a great success and electric vehicle sales are growing rapidly.

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Sales of electric vehicles overtook CNG and diesel vehicles in Delhi in the last quarter.

Electric vehicles account for 9% of vehicle sales in the city, while the national average is 1.6%, the report said.

Sales of electric vehicles overtook CNG and diesel vehicles in Delhi in the last quarter. CNG car sales fell 7% as electric vehicle sales increased.

A total of 9,540 electric vehicles were sold in Delhi during the 9-11 quarter. Of these, 2,873 EVs were sold in September, while 3,275 EVs were sold in October and 3,392 in November, the report said.

Electric vehicles have risen to second place in terms of sales after gasoline cars, taking first place at 82,626. At the same time, electric vehicles have surpassed popular options such as diesel and CNG by significant profit margins. A total of 7,820 CNG vehicles and 2,688 vehicles were sold during the quarter, it said.

In the hybrid category, 3,918 petrol + CNG vehicles were sold, while 1,429 petrol + other hybrid variants were sold, the statement said.

The Delhi government’s EV policy sets a target of 25% EVs of total vehicle registrations by 2024.

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For electric two-wheelers, the subsidy amount is Rs 5,000 per kWh of battery capacity

Delhi is the first country to waive the road tax and registration fee for all electric vehicles.

The Delhi government and blackout organizations have facilitated the establishment of 201 charging stations with more than 380 charging points across the city in the past two years – the highest for any city in the country. Another 600 public charging points will be added by mid-2022, the statement added.

The Delhi government has supported Rs 10,000 per kWh of battery capacity, up to Rs 1.5 lakh, provided by the Delhi government for the first 1,000 4-wheel electric vehicles sold.

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For other electric vehicles, including two-wheelers, the subsidy is Rs 5,000 per kWh of battery capacity, with a maximum of Rs 30,000 per vehicle.

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