EV registrations picking up pace in Delhi; surpasses total number of CNG, hybrid-fuel vehicles registration
According to official estimates, electric cars accounted for 7% of all vehicles registered with the Delhi government's transport department from July to September, while CNG vehicles accounted for 6%.
Electric car adoption is accelerating in Delhi, with the number of such vehicles already exceeding the total number of CNG and hybrid-fuel vehicle registrations in the city in recent months, authorities said on Sunday. According to official estimates, electric cars accounted for 7% of all vehicles registered with the Delhi government's transport department from July to September, while CNG vehicles accounted for 6%.
Electric car registration began in Delhi, with the municipal administration announcing its electric vehicle programme in August 2020. Since then, the proportion of electric cars in total vehicle registrations has climbed from 1% to 7%. The majority of battery-powered vehicles registered are electric rickshaws and two-wheelers. According to a senior transport department source, the number of electric automobiles and buses is constantly increasing.
Between August and October, about 23,000 electric vehicles, including 5,246 two-wheelers and 10,997 e-rickshaws, were registered in Delhi. Four hundred twenty-two electric automobiles and four electric buses were registered between July and September. During the August-October period, the number of electric vehicles increased to 1,415, and buses increased to 30.
In addition to focusing heavily on the adoption of electric cars, the Aam Aadmi Party administration has vowed to push e-autorickshaws and e-buses to replace polluting fuels to make Delhi a clean city. As a result, the transportation department has opted to purchase electric buses for the time being solely.
He also stated that the department's tender for 450 CNG buses would last for this type of vehicle. The government is now awarding licences for 4,261 e-autorickshaws, with female candidates being prioritised. According to the administration, about 12,000 applications for these licences have been received thus far.