The Union Budget proposes a battery swapping policy to encourage the use of electric vehicles. This is expected to provide significant relief to vehicle owners. Drivers will be able to continue their journey without stopping to charge their battery as a result of the policy change. They will avoid the inconvenience of charging the battery in the middle of the journey. The Delhi-NCR region will benefit from this as well, especially since the Delhi government is already working on an e-vehicle policy. Following the implementation of the new policy, the government will invest heavily in the expansion of the fleet of e-vehicles.
One of the major bottlenecks in the way of e-vehicles is battery charging. For each full charge, the battery has a limited range, which limits long-distance travel in an electric vehicle. There’s always the possibility of running out of gas on the road. The policy of battery swapping has been endorsed by the central government.
Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stated in her budget speech that the government intends to implement a battery swapping policy to increase the number of e-vehicles. This will strengthen the option of battery charging, for example, battery swapping will be available in the middle of the journey. along the way, at rest stops In some cases, drivers will be able to switch to another battery similar to the one they are currently using. In contrast, the policy will include a provision to reduce the cost of the battery. Increased use of electric vehicles will result in zero emissions, reducing carbon emissions.
According to Mr. Rana Roshan Singh, an expert at SETRANS, an IIT Alumnus start-up, EV (electric vehicles) have been encouraged in this budget 2022, clean-energy vehicles will emit no emissions. Aside from lowering pollution, this energy as a service in battery swapping is expected to lower battery costs. If the cost of energy is leveled against the huge capital investment in battery storage, the number of e-vehicles will rapidly increase. The government hopes to convert the country’s energy use to clean energy in the coming years. Every state is moving in this direction.
The ability to swap out batteries will make life easier.
Mr. Rana continues, “Charging stations for e-vehicles are being set up in public places by a variety of agencies.” SETRANS is also contributing. The quickest time to recharge the vehicles is more than two hours. Instead of having to recharge the battery, it will be replaced by a fully charged battery that can be used in your vehicle. The Delhi government’s EV policy also allows for battery swapping. This will be encouraged further so that vehicles, both public and private, can be easily used after swapping out the batteries.
The Delhi government intends to install 2000 e-buses.
Following this year’s introduction of the first electric bus in Delhi, 50 new e-buses will be introduced in February. By April, the transportation fleet will have grown by 300 buses. Following the Centre’s approval for the introduction of new buses, 1500 new electric buses will be introduced on Delhi’s roads by next year. Thereafter, no CNG buses will be purchased. More than 8% of new vehicles purchased in Delhi by 2021 will be electric. The budget announcement of a new policy for battery swapping, as well as the promotion of clean fuel, will have an impact on Delhi residents in the form of improved facilities. The first bus in Delhi’s transportation fleet is currently on the road. Over the next year, as the number of buses on the road increases, so will the number of e-buses. Within a year, their number will surpassed 2000.