1. Home
  2. Automobiles
  3. Delhi govt replace its old diesel and petrol vehicles with electric versions

Delhi govt replace its old diesel and petrol vehicles with electric versions

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date
Delhi govt replace its old diesel and petrol vehicles with electric versions

New Delhi: After the launch of the Electric Vehicle Policy in August 2020, various departments and autonomous bodies of the Delhi government have started scrapping its old petrol and diesel vehicles and procuring electric vehicles.

Also Read :- India's biggest automakers Tata Motors aims to build 80,000 EVs in FY23

The General Administration Department (GAD) has recently procured 12 electric vehicles to be used by ministers and top officers of the Delhi government.

“We have also started the process to identify and send such vehicles that have completed their lifespan for scrapping,” said a senior GAD officer.

According to a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, the use of diesel and petrol vehicles older than 10 years and 15 years respectively is banned in Delhi.

After the launch of the Electric Vehicle Policy in August 2020, various departments and autonomous bodies of the Delhi government have started replacing old petrol and diesel vehicles in their fleets with electric vehicles.

Also Read :- Good news for Delhiites! Ashram underpass launched, commuters to save 1,550 litre fuel daily

“It is being done on case-to-case basis keeping in mind the relatively higher prices of electric vehicles as compared to conventional vehicles,” said a senior Delhi government officer.

In February last year, the Delhi government had directed all its departments and autonomous bodies to hire or purchase only electric vehicles for their fleets.

“All departments of the Delhi government will now use only electric vehicles. Over 2,000 petrol and diesel vehicles will be replaced with electric vehicles,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said.

The GAD is also working on replacement of several old vehicles with VIP series of registration numbers like 0001 parked in a lot near the Delhi Secretariat.

“While these vehicles will be scrapped, their VIP registration numbers will be retained for registration of new vehicles to be procured by the department,” the officer said.

Also Read :- Tata Motors delivers 712 electric vehicles (EVs) to customers in a single day

Under Delhi’s Electric Vehicle Policy, 12 four-wheeler models are available and eligible for purchase and scrapping incentives provided by the government.

Further reading:
For the latest news and reviews, follow us on Facebook and Twitter ...