The Delhi government is now promoting electric vehicles in the national capital. They have introduced an Electric Vehicle policy. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently launched a ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign where the government is creating awareness about electric vehicles and how it can contribute to making Delhi clean and pollution-free.
There are many benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) over conventional petrol or diesel cars.
Cost-effective to run
The cost of the electricity required to charge an EV is around 40% less than the cost to use petrol for a similar sized vehicle driving the same distance1. The cost will be lower if you charge your EV from your solar PV system or at free charging stations.
Cheaper to maintain
A Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) has fewer moving parts than a conventional petrol/diesel car. Servicing is relatively easy, less frequent and overall cheaper than a petrol/diesel vehicle.
Cheaper to register
Delhi government is promoting “Swith Delhi” campaign so it is very easy to register for Electric vehicle.
Less pollution oriented: By choosing to drive an EV you are helping to reduce harmful air pollution from exhaust emissions. An EV has zero exhaust emissions, but still creates a degree of greenhouse gas emissions when it is charged from the electricity grid.They are environment friendly as they don’t emit any toxic gases or smoke
Better for our health
Reduced harmful exhaust emissions is good news for our health. Better air quality will lead to less health problems and costs caused by air pollution3. EVs are also quieter than petrol/diesel cars, which means less noise pollution.
Reducing noise pollution
They help in reducing noise pollution because of being quieter than petrol/diesel vehiclesEVs are a step towards making a considerable amount of change in the environmental quality and also are low on the pocket in the longer run.