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1) Delhi government’s draft e-vehicle policy differs from similar policies of other state governments and does well to encourage the growth of an ecosystem around electric mobility. Comment(250 words)

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1) Delhi government’s draft e-vehicle policy differs from similar policies of other state governments and does well to encourage the growth of an ecosystem around electric mobility. Comment(250 words)

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Why this question

This article analyzes the recent draft e-vehicle policy of the government and discusses how it differs from the similar policies of other state governments. The focus here is on explaining how the policy could serve the e-vehicle industry well as well as smoothen the regulatory architecture going forward. Hence this question would enable you to be aware of what it happening in the policy space regarding e-vehicle.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to first discuss the finer points of the policy and compare and contrast it with policies of other state government. Thereafter we have to analyze the pros and cons of the policy and discuss its usefulness for the future of the e-vehicle segment of the country.

Directive word

Comment – When you are asked to comment, you have to pick main points and give your ‘opinion’ on them based on evidences or arguments stemming from your wide reading. Your opinion may be for or against, but you must back your argument with evidences.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight that to achieve the mission of 100% electric mobility by 2030, state governments are coming up with policy documents to accelerate the growth in the industry.

Body

  • Discuss the key features of the policy
    • aim of 25 per cent new electric vehicle registrations by 2023
    • Provides for Incentives on vehicles (subsidy) and mobility services
    • Focuses on creating private charging infrastructure etc
  • Compare and contrast the policy with those of other states
    • Most of the states, in their policies, primarily focused on the establishment of manufacturing and ancillary industries associated with the electric vehicle ecosystem. Others focused on the regulatory framework necessary to ease the operation of electric vehicles, including electricity supply.
    • What sets Delhi’s draft policy apart is that while its focus is on enabling the development of an electric mobility ecosystem within the state, it focuses on the state’s role as a regulator of important components of the ecosystem such as a network for private and public charging infrastructure.
  • Analyze whether the policy is a good start in achieving the aim with respect to e-vehicle
    • Delhi policy establishes small three-wheeler goods vehicles and public transport, including Intermediate Para Transit (IPT)—rickshaws and taxis as a segment of vehicles which have been identified for electrification by the state.
    • attempted to fund this transition to electric vehicles through cross-subsidisation as a matter of policy which is important etc

Conclusion – Give your view on the effectiveness of the policy and discuss way forward.