The Delhi Government on Friday launched the ‘Delhi EV Forum’. The Delhi EV Forum will be the first such forum in India as a platform for continuous engagement of stakeholders in the Electric Vehicle ecosystem for the successful implementation of the Delhi electronic vehicle policy. The state government had notified its electric vehicles (EV) policy in August this year, aiming at having an electrical vehicle market share of 25 per cent across all new vehicle sales in Delhi by 2024, according to an official statement.

The main objective of the Delhi Electric Vehicles Policy, 2020, is to accelerate the pace of EV adoption across vehicle segments, especially in the mass category of two-wheelers, public or shared transport vehicles and goods carriers

The first meeting of the forum will be held virtually on December 18 to discuss and perceive challenges towards deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and identify potential solutions and gain commitments from private sector players to help achieve the e-vehicle and charging infrastructure targets defined in the policy, official said.

The government’s call to form an EV Forum will go a long way in ensuring that the policy achieves its targets by troubleshooting implementation barriers faced by early adopters of electric vehicles.