Delhi to provide scrapping incentives under EV policy
The Delhi Government will provide scrapping incentives, including up to Rs 7,500 per vehicle for auto and light commercial vehicles under the Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2020.
Last year in August, the Delhi Government notified the Delhi EV Policy to promote clean mobility solutions. The policy aims to establish the feasibility for large scale adoption of electric four wheelers, through transitioning the entire government fleet to electric.
Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs Minister Nitin Gadkari informed Rajya Sabha that under the scheme, all hired and leased cars used for the commute of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) officers should be transitioned to electric within a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the policy.
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The Delhi Government order issued on 25 February 2021, in this regard, mandates the conversion of all vehicles owned or leased by the GNCTD to transition to electric by 6 August 2021, Gadkari told the media.
The scrapping incentive for vehicles is applicable on the evidence of matching contribution from the dealer or original equipment manufacturer (OEM), such that the GNCTD will provide incentive matching the contribution made by the OEM or dealer on the scrapping value of the vehicle, not exceeding Rs 5,000 per vehicle for two-wheelers and Rs 7,500 per vehicle for auto and light commercial vehicles.
Gadkari said other incentives are also to be offered. Private and two-wheeler vehicles would also be included in this scheme. As we reported earlier, commercial vehicles over 15 years old, subject to fitness test, may be the first ones to go off road under the new scrappage policy.