The Delhi government will provide a grant of Rs 5,500 each for the city’s first 10,000 e-cycle buyers, Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said on Thursday.
The first 1,000 buyers of passenger e-bikes will also receive an additional subsidy of Rs 2,000, he added.
The government will also subsidize the purchase of heavy-load e-cycles and e-cars for commercial use, he said. The subsidy on e-bikes for cargo will be Rs 15,000 each for the first 5,000 buyers.
The subsidy was previously provided to individual buyers of e-cars, but now a company or corporate house that buys these vehicles will also receive a subsidy of Rs 30,000, he said.
Only the residents of Delhi are eligible for the subsidy scheme, according to Gahlot.
The minister said there are currently 45,900 e-vehicles on city roads, 36 percent of which are two-wheelers. The percentage of e-vehicles in the total number of registered vehicles in Delhi has surpassed 12 percent, he added.
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