In view of the increasing trend of customers towards electric mobility, many state governments have started working on its infrastructure. Recently, the Delhi government has issued fresh tenders for setting up 100 charging stations for electric vehicles across the city. This step has been taken under the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign of the Delhi government.
Target to set up charging stations every one km
According to sources, the Delhi government is planning to install a charging station every one kilometer in the next two years. Currently 70 electric charging stations are operating in different parts of the city.
30 thousand on electric toweler. Subsidy
Electric vehicles have the promotion Kejriwal government this year launched campaign ‘Switch Delhi on February 4. In this, the people of Delhi were asked to give a subsidy of Rs. 30 thousand on the purchase of two wheeler electric vehicle and up to Rs. 3 lakh on the purchase of electric car. Kejriwal had said that customers will not have to wait long for subsidy. Subsidies will reach people’s account within just three days of purchasing the vehicle.
Go Electric Campaign Starts
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday launched the Go Electric Campaign in Delhi. Under this, electric vehicles will be made mandatory for the officers of the department. Gadkari says that if 10,000 electric vehicles are used in Delhi, it will significantly reduce pollution. There will also be savings in fuel expenses.
6-year e-car in the country increased in three years
According to the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV), in the last three years, e-cars have increased nearly six times and e-two wheelers have increased nearly nine times. But the price of e-vehicle is still a big challenge and it can be reduced only when the largest part of the cost of manufacturing i.e. the cost of battery is low. About 35% of the cost of an e-vehicle is the cost of the battery. This is the case when the cost of e-vehicle batteries has come down by 90% in the last 10 years.
In the next two-three years, the current cost will decrease by 50%. Batteries will also be started in the country within two years. Batteries will account for 16% of the cost of e-vehicle with technological improvements and increasing number of vehicles. Obviously, e-vehicles will be cheap. According to a study by NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute, the electric battery market in the country will be Rs 21 lakh crore in 2030. For this, 60 thousand metric tons of lithium will be needed in the country by 2030.
E-vehicle market in the country
Vehicle 2017-18 Present
Two wheel 54,800 4,75,000
Four wheel 1,200 7,000
Three wheel 8,50,000 17,50,000