Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign on February 4 to promote electric vehicles. Kejriwal appealed to people of Delhi to adopt electric vehicles, and also announced that the state government will hire only electric vehicles for various purposes in the next six weeks. With its new electric vehicle policy, the Delhi Government aims at achieving an ambitious target of having at least 25 percent of vehicles running on electricity by 2024.
The chief minister has also urged delivery chains, big companies, resident welfare associations, markets associations, malls and cinema halls to promote electric vehicles and set up charging stations at their premises. Under its electric vehicle policy, the Delhi government has planned extensive subsidies on purchase of electric two-wheelers and four-wheelers, besides waiving road tax and registration charges.