Petrol, Diesel Cars In This City Can Be Converted Into Electric, Soon! How Will It Work?
Considering the rising pollution levels in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) implemented a ban on diesel and petrol vehicles over 10 years and 15 years old in the capital of the country.
Ban On Over Aged Vehicle In Delhi
Basically, the ban will be applicable to cars already crossed this age threshold.
They will automatically be de-registered from the e-parivahan portal.
As this is happening, the transport department of the Delhi government has given a helping hand to the owners of such vehicles and those nearing these age limits.
A Ray Of Hope For Old Vehicle Owners
Accordion to the department, they can either sell these cars outside the NCR, for which they will provide a NOC for re-registration in other states.
The other option is that they can retrofit these vehicles with electric conversion kits.
For the second option, transport department officials have recently empanelled six manufacturers.
With the help of this initiative, these old diesel and petrol vehicles could be retrofitted with electric conversion kits.
These retrofitters empanelled by the department are approved by International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).
ICAT is a leading testing certification, research and development agency.
How Does It Work?
Moreover, the selected companies offer electric kits with different battery capacities and fuel types for two, three, and four-wheelers.
Coming to these providers, one of these six empanelled electric kit manufacturers is the Etrio Automobile.
The kits provided by this company can be fitted to both petrol and diesel-driven old four-wheelers.
The electric kits offered by Etrio’s have a 17.3 kW battery with a range of over 106 Km.
Booma Innovative Transport Solutions Renewable, the other from the list offers an electric kit with a battery capacity of 2.016 kW and a range of up to 65.86 Km.
Apart from these two, the enlisted manufacturers are 3EV Industries, Zero 21 Renewable Energy Solutions and VELEV Motors India Pvt Ltd.
Cost For Retrofitting Process
If you are wondering about the cost, this retrofitting process could cost anywhere between the range of Rs 3-5 lakh depending on battery capacity and range, according to automobile experts.
In the case of two and three-wheelers, the cost for retrofitting will be significantly less as it depends on the type of battery and manufacturer.
The department said, “We are going to have a hackathon in coming days to bring in more electric kit manufacturers on board to expand this retrofitting market for conversion of petrol and diesel vehicles into electric ones,”