Delhi Air Pollution: Need and importance of Electric Vehicles
The electric vehicles in the stifling air of Delhi-NCR are Sanjeevani. While the smoke of petrol and diesel vehicles dissolves the most poison in the air, e-vehicles are completely smoke free.
New Delhi: The electric vehicles in the stifling air of Delhi-NCR are Sanjeevani. While the smoke of petrol and diesel vehicles dissolves the most poison in the air, e-vehicles are completely smoke free. There is no pollution from them. So, if all categories of vehicles in Delhi-NCR are gradually converted into e-vehicles, then surely air pollution will be reduced to a great extent.
Importance of Electric Vehicles:
There is no doubt that a large part of Delhi-NCR pollution is from the smoke emanating from the vehicles. All the research studies have also proved this. For this reason, the amount of main pollution elements like PM2.5 and PM10 are also much higher in the pollution here. As the public transport system is not very strong, the number of private vehicles is increasing rapidly.
To say that all commercial vehicles in the National Capital Region are running on CNG, but to date the most role in spreading air pollution is two-wheelers, tampos and three-wheelers. All these vehicles are running on petrol and diesel. The need of the hour is to phase them into e-vehicles in a phased manner. 10 big companies are also bringing e-versions of all these vehicles this year.
Delhi and Haryana have also notified their e-vehicle policy. Here subsidy is also being given for the purchase of e-vehicles. The Delhi government has also launched the Switch Delhi campaign to promote e-vehicles. The Uttar Pradesh government has not yet notified its e-vehicle policy, but work is going on there too.
There is no hue and cry about the e-vehicle policy and the process of shifting the existing vehicles to e-vehicles is also speeding up, in view of this, the Air Quality Management Commission sent the Chief Secretaries of the Government of Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan about two weeks ago.