The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has become the first government body in the national capital to completely switch to electric vehicles, officials said on Wednesday. According to the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy 2020, all departments of the city government have to shift to electric vehicles via lease model.
The DPCC has hired 29 Tata Nexon electric cars for a period of five years, becoming the first government body in Delhi to completely switch to green vehicles. Five more such cars will be hired soon, DPCC Member Secretary K S Jayachandran said.
A work order to this effect was issued on July 23.
Convergence Energy Service Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking, will provide these E-vehicles to the city government for use from September 1.
“This adoption of E-vehicles by the DPCC will play a key role in motivating citizens to switch over to electric vehicles and overcome their psychological resistance to adopting EVs,” Jayachandran said.
Another 20 to 25 cars will be hired by the Environment department soon.