- The Forum will also provide a platform for continuous engagement with a broad set of stakeholders to implement the Delhi EV policy through a series of quarterly meetings
- The Delhi EV policy aims to register 500,000 electric vehicles in the city by 2024
The Delhi government has launched a forum to engage with stakeholders for the successful implementation of its recently launched EV policy. The Delhi EV policy aims to register 500,000 electric vehicles in the city by 2024. It also wants to increase EV registrations in the city to 25 percent of total vehicles sold by 2024.
Jasmine Shah, vice chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of the Delhi government said that realising the vision of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to make Delhi the ‘EV capital of India’ requires participation of all stakeholders, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), fleet operators, charging station energy operators and others. The DDC will host the Delhi EV Forum with the support of independent think tank, RMI India, working in the field of clean energy and mobility.
Challenges towards deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure
The first meeting of the forum will be held virtually on 18th December. Shah said that it will discuss and understand challenges towards deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and identify potential solutions and gain commitments from private sector players to help achieve the e-vehicle and charging infrastructure targets defined in the policy. Shah added that the Delhi EV Forum will be the first such forum in India for continuous dialogue and engagement of stakeholders in the implementation of EV policy.
Shah also said that the since the launch of Delhi’s electric vehicles policy, they have received enthusiastic response from several stakeholders. Their concerns and suggestions are important and discussing them transparently at the Delhi EV Forum is the best way to chart a joint roadmap for the successful implementation of the EV policy. The Forum will also provide a platform for continuous engagement with a broad set of stakeholders to implement the Delhi EV policy through a series of quarterly meetings as per Shah. He added that Think-tanks, civil society organisations (CSOs), OEMs, Charging Infrastructure Providers, fleet-aggregators, first and last-mile service providers, and government agencies would all be invited to participate in these workshops.