The Delhi Transport Department said that around 59 per cent of the owners of 1,39,945 registered Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the national Capital have been provided subsidies under the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy.
The transport department said as many as 57,796 owners of eligible EVs have not been provided subsidies due to various reasons. The department has cited three main reasons for the non-provision of subsidies that includes non-eligibility of vehicles under the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy and the non-furnishing of proper documents by the owners.
In a written response to the question raised by MLA Ajay Mahavar in Delhi Assembly earlier this week, the department also informed that the subsidies has also not been provided in a few cases because owners have not applied for it. “As per the vehicle 4.0 database, 1,39,945 EVs have been registered in Delhi till March 21, 2022 and 82,149 vehicle owners have received the subsidy under the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020," the transport department said.
The department has assured that subsidies to owners of all eligible EVs would be provided soon. In August 2020, the Delhi Government launched the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy with an aim to drive the transition to EVs.
Recognising the urgency to combat pollution, the Delhi Government has rolled out the highest incentives on the purchase of EVs among all Indian States. Under its EV Policy, the Delhi Government has been providing extensive subsidies on purchase of electric two-wheelers and four-wheelers, besides waiving road tax and registration charges. Incentives on EVs range from a maximum of Rs 30,000 for two and three-wheelers and up to Rs 1,50,000 on the purchase of 4-wheelers.