Delhi government allows electric light commercial vehicles on 250 roads during blackout hours, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld


New Delhi: With air pollution reaching alarming levels in the city, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Thursday announced that electric light commercial vehicles would be allowed to operate on around 250 roads during blackout hours .

He also said the transportation department will recruit manufacturers of electric kits for converting conventional internal combustion engines to electric motors.

Gahlot said the Delhi government’s Electric Vehicle (EV) policy launched last year also offers non-financial incentives in addition to subsidies.

He noted that when the EV policy was introduced, there were only 46 light commercial vehicles (LCVs) which have now grown to 1,054.

Stating that the percentage of electric vehicles in the total number of vehicle registrations has now risen to around 7%, the minister hopes that it will be further increased to 25% by 2024, as the objective of the vehicle policy electric.

He said modernization of diesel vehicles will allow them to be used beyond the prescribed 10 years as electric vehicles.

“Delhi is now open to ICE for electric modernization! Vehicles, if deemed appropriate, can convert their diesel engine to an electric motor. years, “Gahlot tweeted.

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