Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday launched its Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy and said it stands as the most progressive in the entire country and that it will strive to bring down pollution levels here while generating employment.
He said that the objective is that by 2024, 25% of all new vehicle registrations should be for EVs.
Underlining the need to have more EVs on Delhi roads, Kejriwal said that the need to have clean mobility is crucial in the battle against pollution. “We have worked towards bringing down pollution here by 25% but we are not satisfied.
The lockdown period revealed clear skies and now that we are moving back towards normalcy, we don’t want that kind of development that contributes to pollution,” he said.
Kejriwal further said that the EV policy is a result of intensive and exhaustive consultations with experts from across the country and that EV policies from across the world were incorporated.
“This policy is the most progressive in the country and will be counted as one of the better ones anywhere in the world,” he said. “For now, this policy is for three years but we will make changes in this time span, if required.”
The Tata Nexon EV has been on sale in India since January this year, when it was launched at a starting price of Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom).
Now, Tata Motors has teamed up with Orix India to provide subscription plans for the Nexon EV; an alternative for those opposed to the idea of buying a car outright.
But how does the subscription plan work – and what’s the cost? Let’s take a look.