The webinar was organized by Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDDC) in collaboration with WRI India, with an aim to increase engagement with the public and stakeholders to accelerate electric vehicle procurement in Delhi.
More than 100 people attended it. The webinar hosted two panels. The first is the discussion between electric vehicle buyers and experts, and the second how youth can run EV movement in Delhi.
Expert panelists headed by Amit Bhatt, Director of Transport at WRI India included Dr. OP Aggarwal of WRI India, Abhishek Ranjan of BRPL, Akshima Ghatte of RMI India, Automotive Journalist Kranthi Sambhav and EV owner Ayushi Jain.
Dr. OP Aggarwal of WRI India said that EV policies implemented by other states resemble industrial policy. It seems that they have been created to attract investment in the state.
But the Delhi Government has set an example before the country by giving huge subsidies and incentives on the purchase of electric vehicles in the EV policy. Apart from this, buyers have been included in this movement.
Akshima Ghate of RMI India said that the decision of the Delhi government to convert the entire fleet into EV is a big decision. This will have a big and positive impact on the environment. This will go the way of making Delhi clean and green.
Abhishek Ranjan of BRPL said on the provisions of charging and strength that we are working with the Delhi government to encourage better charging infrastructure, grid planning and consumer planning.
There will never be any problem regarding the supply of electricity to charge the vehicles. The Delhi government is also taking steps to ensure basic facilities with the help of solar power. Ayushi Jain, who bought an electric car, said that it feels very good to own an electric vehicle.
The second panel of youth running EV movement in Delhi included environmentalist student Aditya Dubey, Let Me Breath to Niharika Maggo, Paryavaran Kahaani Manch and EV owner Sherebanu Frosh and Vivek Ahuja, a member of Naxon Electric Vehicle Buyers Club.