Delhi Records Highest Electric Vehicle Penetration in India.
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Delhi Records Highest Electric Vehicle Penetration in India.

The Burari RTO in Delhi is the greenest in India, with 46.38% of all vehicles registered between April 2021 and September 2022 being EVs.

According to a recent study conducted by the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), Delhi has recorded the highest electric vehicle penetration in India, with 8.3% of all vehicles purchased between April 2021 and September 2022 being EVs. The study, titled “Greening India’s Automotive Sector,” also listed Assam and Karnataka as the next highest states in EV penetration, with 5.91% and 4.85%, respectively.

In terms of absolute numbers, 61,449 EVs were sold in Delhi during the same period. Two-wheelers accounted for the highest percentage of EVs sold at 48.55%, while passenger four-wheelers accounted for only 0.12%.

The study also found that the Burari RTO in Delhi is the greenest in India, with 46.38% of all vehicles registered between April 2021 and September 2022 being EVs. This indicates a significant shift towards clean energy and a reduction in carbon emissions.

To encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), many states offer incentives such as rebates on registration fees or vehicle costs. These policies have been successful in increasing EV sales figures in several states.

Uttar Pradesh currently leads in the number of EVs sold, with 165,338 units and a penetration rate of 3.91%. While two-wheelers account for the highest number of EVs sold, commercial four-wheelers have the highest penetration rate.

The study found that 46.35% of all commercial four-wheelers sold were EVs, while only 1.50% of passenger four-wheelers sold were EVs. EV bus penetration was also notable, with a rate of 29.39%. The study indicated that the EV market experienced rapid growth and market penetration post-pandemic.

According to a recent report, states that have EV policies offering incentives to consumers have experienced a significant increase in market growth compared to states without such incentives.

The report revealed that states such as Assam, Goa, and Gujarat, which offer higher incentives, saw their markets grow by nearly 20 times in the six months following the notification of their incentive policies.

In contrast, states with lower incentives experienced only a 4.5 times growth in their markets. The study further highlighted that EV two-wheelers and rickshaws dominate the Indian EV segment, accounting for 93.5% of the total market. In light of these findings, the report recommends that India’s auto sector set an official target for transitioning to EVs.

However, there are still challenges that need to be addressed to facilitate the wider adoption of EVs in India. One of the main challenges is the lack of adequate charging infrastructure, particularly in rural areas. This is an area where the government and private sector can work together to invest in charging infrastructure and incentivize the adoption of EVs.

Another challenge is the high cost of EVs, which can be a deterrent for many potential buyers. The government can play a role in addressing this by offering tax incentives and subsidies for the purchase of EVs.

Despite these challenges, the growth of EVs in India is a positive trend that should be encouraged and supported. With Delhi leading the way, it is hoped that other states will follow suit and work towards reducing their carbon footprint through the adoption of EVs.

Also Read: 2.5 lakh electric vehicles registered in India in 2023.

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