Draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021

The Delhi government has issued a draft Motor Vehicle Aggregators Scheme, 2021, which proposed the need for online passenger and commercial vehicle operators to increasingly adopt electric vehicles. Alongside laying down a proposed timeline for bringing more electric vehicles (EVs) under their wing, the draft scheme also proposed a continuous driver assessment to increase safety of services in the national capital. According to the draft scheme, the electrification targets will apply only for new cars being brought under the ambit of operators such as Uber, Olacabs and others. Older vehicles already registered under these aggregators will, for the time being, may continue operating. For new fleet additions, the two- and three-wheeler sectors will need at least 10 percent to be electric within six months of obtaining an aggregator licence from the Delhi government. Within one year, 25 percent of all new fleet additions should be EVs, while within two years, this number must rise up to 50 percent.