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Delhi: Forum to bring electric vehicle stakeholders on one platform

NEW DELHI:Delhi governmenton Friday launched theDelhi EV Forumas aplatformfor continuous engagement withstakeholdersin theelectric vehicle(EV) ecosystem for successful implementation of theDelhi Electric Vehicle Policy.

The AAP government had notified its ambitious policy on August 7, 2020, with the aim of EVs having a market share of 25% across all new vehicle sales in Delhi by 2024. “The policy lays out a comprehensive strategy to enable rapid transition to EVs in the national capital centred around five key pillars – targeted financial incentives, non-financial incentives, enabling charging infrastructure, raising public awareness and building a green economy,” a statement from Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) of Delhi government said.

“Realising the vision of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s to make Delhi the EV capital of India requires participation of all stakeholders – original equipment manufacturers , fleet operators, charging station energy operators, experts and various government agencies. Delhi EV Forum will provide the platform for it,” Jasmine Shah, vice-chairman of DDC, said.

“Since the launch of Delhi’s EV policy, we have received enthusiastic response from several stakeholders. Their concerns and suggestions are important and discussing them transparently at the Delhi EV Forum is the best way to chart a joint roadmap for the successful implementation of Delhi EV Policy,” Shah said.

The forum’ will provide a platform for continuous engagement with a broad set of stakeholders to implement the Delhi EV Policy through a series of quarterly meetings, the statement said. The first meeting of the Delhi EV Forum will be held virtually on December 18 and will aim to understand the on-the-ground challenges towards deployment of EVs and charging infrastructure.

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