New Delhi: Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday inaugurated 42 electric vehicles charging stations located across the city.
With fresh e-vehicle charging stations, New Delhi has now 2,500 total sports in the national capital.
As informed, the new charging stations have 140 charging points and 48 battery swapping centers. New Delhi has now 4,646 charging points and 250 battery swapping centers.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that in August 2020, his government introduced the EV policy and his government had set up a target of having atleast 25% of all new vehicles that are bought in Delhi should be EVs by 2025.
“This is our five-year target. I am very happy to say that as of now 13% of all new vehicles that are bought in New Delhi are EVs. The national average at the moment is 6%,” he said.
The Chief Minister also underlined that it is because of continuous efforts from the government and citizen of Delhi that the national capital is referred as ‘EV capital of the country.’
Meanwhile, Delhi’s Power Minister Atishi Marlena said that government’s EV push is its effort to fight air pollution. She also confirmed that new charging stations in the national capital are cheapest in the world at a rate of Rs. 3/unit.