Compulsory Electric Vehicles For Uber, Ola, Swiggy, Zomato In This City: Petrol, Diesel Banned!

It proposes incentives to encourage EV adoption by the ride-hailing industry.

The Delhi government has formulated a draft ”aggregator’s policy” which requires ride aggregators and delivery services to compulsorily adopt electric vehicles for their new fleet.

Targets And Timeline

Apart from cab aggregators such as Ola and Uber, delivery service providers such as food delivery, e-commerce logistics providers, couriers will have to alter vehicular patterns in Delhi.

10% of new two-wheelers and 5% of all new four-wheelers used by them must be electric in the next three months.

The broader aim is to have 50% of all new two-wheelers and 25% of all new four-wheelers to be electric by March 2023.

More time will be given for 100% transition.

First Of Its Kind

This is the first policy in India mandating EV fleet, and it has been made open to public opinion for 60 days.

The general public can send their suggestions and objections within that period, post which it will be notified for implementation.

Incentives To Encourage Adoption

It was drafted in accordance with regulations set forth by the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020.

It proposes incentives to encourage EV adoption by the ride-hailing industry in a timely manner.

Advisor to the environment minister Reena Gupta said that the proposed policy seeks to ensure that aggregators and delivery service providers use sustainable, clean and electric mobility.

Air Pollution Crisis

Large-scale adoption of clean vehicles would go a long way towards addressing the serious concern that is the air quality of Delhi.

The Delhi government will also present its proposal to the Commission for Air Quality Management to direct other states in the NCR area to also adopt the policy.

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