The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of Delhi, in collaboration with RMI India, organised the third Delhi Electric Vehicle (EV) Forum on Tuesday to facilitate constructive dialogue and discussions between the government and various stakeholders of the EV ecosystem.
A roadmap for achieving 100 per cent electrification of last mile delivery service fleets in Delhi by 2030 was also proposed by DDC Delhi, in partnership with RMI and RMI India, along with insights from the implementation of the Deliver Electric Delhi pilot project initiated in June 2019.
The Delhi EV Forum is a platform hosted by DDC Delhi, Delhi Government’s premier thinktank, for continuous engagement and consultation with a broad set of stakeholders so that their insights and suggestions, through a series of quarterly meetings, can be included in informing the implementation of the state EV Policy.In his keynote address, Delhi Transport Department including Kailash Gahlot said, “Under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, we are fulfilling our promises by achieving key milestones in promoting EV mobility and charging infrastructure. Stakeholder consultations have always been a key aspect of all our policies and Delhi’s EV Policy is a classic example of what can be achieved when the government and other stakeholders collaborate and dream together.”
The Vice Chairperson of DDC Delhi, Jasmine Shah said that the roadmap, developed in partnership with RMI India, will enable Delhi’s sure-footed embark on the path of accelerating adoption of EVs for delivery fleets. The ‘Delivery Electric Delhi’ pilot operationalised collaborative policy implementation through continuous engagement with the entire EV community, who are committed to deploying electric vehicles at scale in city.