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19.5% of vehicles sold in Delhi in December were electric: Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot

Gahlot said that 'It is the highest ever among any state in India till date. Overall in 2023, Delhi registered a total of 6,57,312 vehicles out of which 73,610 were Electric'.
Last Updated : 03 January 2024, 04:18 IST

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New Delhi: A record 19.5 per cent of the total vehicles sold in Delhi in December were electric vehicles, the highest-ever reported in any state in the country till date, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has said.

Delhi has a policy to encourage people to switch to electric vehicles and it lapsed on December 31 after multiple extensions. It will be extended till March 31, officials had said.

"Delhi records a massive 19.5 per cent EV sales of the overall vehicles sold in December 2023. It is the highest ever among any state in India till date. Overall in 2023, Delhi registered a total of 6,57,312 vehicles out of which 73,610 were Electric," Gahlot said on X on Tuesday.

The minister shared percentages of EV sales in Delhi from January to December. In March, 14.7 per cent of the total vehicles sold were EVs, the second highest in the year while in May, the percentage stood at 14.4 per cent.

"Under the leadership of CM @ArvindKejriwal, we are committed towards providing cleaner and greener Delhi to all our citizens.#GreenDelhi #CleanDelhi #ElectricDelhi #SwichDelhi," Gahlot added in the post.

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Published 03 January 2024, 04:18 IST

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