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Delhi Permits the Conversion of Diesel Automobiles and SUVs that are More than Ten Years Old to Electric Vehicles.

By Himanshu Walia | Published: 29 Dec' 21 | Updated: 13 Jan' 22


  • Conversions to electric vehicles are only permitted by empanelled EV kit manufacturers.
  • Individual certification is required for each model's electric vehicle kit.
  • In the National Capital Region, electric LCVs have access to no-entry-hour roadways.

 

Kailash Gahlot, Delhi's Transport Minister, recently stated that diesel vehicles older than ten years can be utilised in the National Capital Region (NCR) if they are converted to run on electricity. This will allow owners to avoid the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) ban on diesel vehicles older than ten years and petrol vehicles older than fifteen years from being driven on Delhi's roadways.

In Delhi and the National Capital Region, electric vehicle retrofitting is available.

Kailash Gahlot announced on Twitter that the retrofitting of internal-combustion engine (ICE) cars with electric power is now available in Delhi. He went on to say that for the time being, this will only apply to Delhi's prohibited diesel cars that are more than ten years old and judged to be suitable for conversion.

 

However, it is unclear whether retrofitting EV kits on banned petrol cars older than 15 years is also permitted. Before the conversions can be carried out, the Delhi transportation authority must first empanel the EV kit producers. Furthermore, EV kit manufacturers will be required to obtain separate certification for each model for which they produce a kit.

While applauding the proposal, several kit producers have said that certification should be universal, as it is for CNG, rather than specific to each model, as this would require a significant amount of time and money, both of which would be borne by the kit makers.

 

Electric Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) – specifically the L5N and N1 types – plying on NCR highways will now be able to enter and park on roads with no-entry hours, according to the transport ministry. This should significantly enhance demand for all-electric LCVs among Delhi-based transportation operators.

 

Conversions to electric vehicles are only permitted by empanelled EV kit manufacturers.

 

Individual certification is required for each model's electric vehicle kit.

 

In the National Capital Region, electric LCVs have access to no-entry-hour roadways.

 

Kailash Gahlot, Delhi's Transport Minister, recently stated that diesel vehicles older than ten years can be utilised in the National Capital Region (NCR) if they are converted to run on electricity. This will allow owners to avoid the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) ban on diesel vehicles older than ten years and petrol vehicles older than fifteen years from being driven on Delhi's roadways.

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