4th Delhi EV Forum
- Delhi celebrates 2 years of successful EV policy implementation.
- DDC Delhi and RMI India co-hosted the 4th EV Forum.
- The Delhi Government released a 3-year action plan for accelerating EV charging and swapping infrastructure deployment in Delhi.
- The Delhi Government felicitated leaders of the EV ecosystem through ‘Switch Delhi EV Awards’ while commemorating the 2-year implementation of the Delhi EV policy during the fourth Delhi EV Forum.
- A report on the insights from two years of implementation of the Delhi EV policy launched by DDC and RMI India Foundation.
- Over 63,000 EVs have been registered since the policy’s launch, and this steady growth has been supported by at least 2452 charging points and 235 swapping stations operational in Delhi.
- The EV charging landscape of Delhi has achieved a 28 times growth since the policy’s launch.
- The EV to public charger ratio in Delhi has reached 25:1, which is comparable to leading cities like Oslo, California, and Helsinki.
DDC Delhi, in collaboration with RMI India Foundation, co-hosted the fourth Delhi EV Forum today to celebrate two years of successful implementation of the Delhi EV Policy. The forum, organised at the India Habitat Centre, witnessed a constructive dialogue between the government and various stakeholders in the EV ecosystem.
4th Delhi EV Forum | Celebrating 2 years of Successful Delhi EV Policy
The inaugural session included the release of a report documenting the opportunities, challenges, solutions, and insights obtained through two years of rigorous, day-to-day policy implementation.
- The report, titled ‘Accelerating Electric Mobility in Delhi: Journey and Insights from Implementing the Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy,’ was released jointly by DDC Delhi, the Transport Department, and RMI India Foundation to disseminate and share Delhi Government's approach and learnings so that it can go a long way in strengthening the EV ecosystem and accelerating transport decarbonisation in India.
- At the event, leaders of the EV industry were also felicitated with trophies and certificates. Twenty-five pioneers of the EV industry were awarded the Switch Delhi EV Awards 2022 across 13 categories by the Transport Department of GNCTD.
- The Delhi Government released its three-year action plan to create a robust network of charging and battery swapping stations. The forum saw participation from eminent government dignitaries like Shri Kailash Gahlot, Minister of Transport; Shri Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC Delhi; and Shri Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport).
Many stakeholders from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), charging infrastructure manufacturers and operators, DISCOMs, Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), fleet aggregators, start-ups, academia, and civil society participated in lively discussions about the electric mobility landscape.
Notified in August 2020 when the share of EVs in new vehicle registrations was 1.2%, the Delhi EV Policy aimed to improve Delhi’s air quality with the ambitious target of driving the transition to EVs so that they could reach 25% of all new vehicle registrations by 2024. Within two years, Delhi has increased its EV share to an average of 10% in the year 2022 and has gone as high as 12.5% in March 2022.
Over the past two years, the Delhi Government has successfully operationalised about two-thirds of the 54 measurable clauses outlined in the policy, with the remaining 18 currently being under various stages of implementation. According to the implementation scoring matrix, Delhi has implemented 83% of the Delhi EV policy.
Over 63,000 EVs have been registered since the policy’s launch, and this steady growth has been supported by at least 2452 charging points and 235 swapping stations operational in Delhi. The EV charging landscape of Delhi has achieved a 28-fold growth since the policy’s launch. With such an accelerated expansion of charging points, Delhi has achieved an EV to public charger ratio of 25:1, which is comparable to leading cities like Oslo and Helsinki.
Delegates participating in the forum shared their perspectives and suggestions on Delhi’s EV roadmap and how they could contribute to Delhi’s clean mobility journey. The forum saw discussions on the experience of industry leaders in the two years of the implementation of the Delhi EV Policy. International best practices on accelerating EV adoption and insights were gathered on potential policy interventions to electrify Delhi’s transport sector, especially its public transport, ride-hailing services, and last-mile delivery. The learnings from the 'Switch Delhi’ campaign, incentive disbursement, and setting up of public EV charging/swapping in Delhi were widely shared with the leaders of Delhi’s EV ecosystem.
The event's agenda, the report on two years of implementation of the Delhi EV Policy, the electric charging and swapping infrastructure action plan for Delhi, and the list of 'Switch Delhi' awardees can be found in the download section.