The transition to electrification has been accelerating as governments worldwide strive to promote greener mobility through electric vehicles. For instance, Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, proudly announced on Wednesday that about 80% of the city’s entire bus fleet will be all-electric by 2025.
He signaled the departure of 97 electric buses from the Rajghat bus terminal in the capital, bringing the total to 250 buses.
“Orders have already been given for 1,500 buses that will be inducted by November – December. There are 153 e-buses running presently in Delhi and with today’s buses, the fleet will be now 250. “Fifty more e-buses will be inducted by September,” he said.
By November 2023, he predicted 1,800 electric buses would operate across Delhi.
“80% buses out of a total of 10,380 buses will be electric by 2025. There are plans to have charging facility at 55 depots by 2023.
“Just like we have made Delhi a world class model in terms of education and health, the city will also be made a transport model in world,” he said.
Thus, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot asserted that the launch of the electric buses was an appropriate rebuttal to those who predicted that DTC would close. Nonetheless, this initiative was a historic occasion for the city.