OFFICE OF THE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT
GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI
New Delhi: 16/09/2019
Delhi Government & Rocky Mountain Institute
Delhi’s EV Policy could save Rs 6,000 crore of fuel imports; CO2 emissions equivalent to 1 lakh petrol cars: New Report
The report proposes10 actionable solutionsto accelerate Delhi’s transition to a shared, clean, and people-centric mobility future, including 35,000 electric vehicles within a year
New Delhi, Delhi 9 September 2019—A new report by the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of Delhi and Rocky Mountain Institute, Accelerating Delhi’s Mobility Transition: Insights from the Delhi Urban Mobility Lab, was submitted today to Sh. Kailash Gahlot, Minister (Transport) today. The report identifies the economic and environmental benefits of an electric mobility future in Delhi.
The report states that to meet Delhi’s Draft Electric Vehicle policy target of 25 percent share of electric vehicles (EVs) in new registrations by 2024, Delhi will need to register approximately 5 lakh new EVs in the next five years. Over their lifetime, these EVs are estimated to avoid approximately Rs 6,000 crore in oil and liquid natural gas imports and 4.8 million tonnes of CO2(carbon dioxide) emissions, equivalent to avoiding CO2 emissions from nearly 1 lakh petrol cars over their lifetime. They will also help avoid about159 tonnes of PM2.5(fine particulate matter) tailpipe emissions, a known cause of respiratory diseases and premature deaths.
The report proposes 10 actionable solutions to accelerate Delhi’s mobility transition by summarizing discussions and suggestions from a 200-person workshop that was held on June 26-27, 2019 in Delhi to develop sustainable mobility solutions for the city.
Speaking about the report, Mr Gahlot said, “As Delhi looks to take ambitious steps towards inducting large number of electric buses and taking leadership in fighting air pollution, this report will become an important reference point for all our agencies on the various reforms needed to ensure a successful transition to electric vehicles.”
Speaking on the occasion, Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC said, “Investing in clean mobility is investing in the health of the people of Delhi and that is why the government is keen on playinga significant role in catalyzing and easing the city’stransition to electric mobility. The Urban Mobility Lab and the release of this report signals that the Delhi Government, under the leadership of Hon’ble Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, is keen to work with all stakeholders to implement solutions that can make Delhi the Electric Vehicle capital of India.”
Further explaining the objectives of the report and Urban Mobility Lab, Akshima Ghate, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) said,“Delhi has an extraordinary opportunity to transform its mobility trajectory withEVs, alongside ongoing initiatives to improve walking, cycling, and public transport.To rapidly deploy electric mobility solutions at scale, several actions must be taken to address existingbarriers in the system. The report summarizes actionsthat Delhi, other states andcities can take to support faster adoption of EVs.”
The proposed solutions in the report range from policy, institutional, technical, and financial interventions that can help support rapid adoption of EVs and other urban mobility solutions in Delhi. One proposed solution is the creation of a single-window clearance system that provides clearer and simpler processes for both registering and permitting EVs, as well as commissioning chargingand battery swapping infrastructure. Another is a more attractive financing for EVs through a government-led interest rate subvention scheme. Others include data solutions, awareness campaigns, and capacity-building programs.
At the 26–27 June 2019 workshop, solution providers shared ambitious goals for deploying clean, shared, and people-centric mobility solutions in Delhi. Over the next year, the participants intend to deploy nearly 35,000 electric and accessible passenger vehicles, at least 1,000 EVs for last-mile deliveries, and several public charging and swapping stations across Delhi. In addition to vehicles and hardware, other goals include getting thousands of users onto digital ride-hailing and data-sharing platforms and ensuring that information related to routes and fares is accessible in multiple formats.
Ninesolution providers participated in the passenger segment of the Delhi Urban Mobility Lab: Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), Ezy Mov Solutions, IIIT-Delhi, Lithium Urban Technologies, Ola Electric Mobility, SmartE, Sun Mobility and Piaggio, VA-YU, and Yulu. For the freight segment, DDC and RMI are organizing a first-of-its-kind pilot on the electrification of last-mile deliveries in Delhi, called Deliver Electric Delhi. Nearly 1,000 electric final-mile delivery vehicles are expected to be part of the pilot over the next year.
About Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi
The Dialogue and Development Commission is a premier think-tank of the Government of NCT of Delhi and advises the government in finding sustainable, people-centric solutions to the critical development challenges facing Delhi.
About Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, apolitical, nonprofit think-and-do tank that transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure future. Cofounded by Amory Lovins in 1982, RMI has been a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy for 35 years.